Adam Ant Interview

Happy New Year!. I took a brisk walk up to the World’s End shop Monday afternoon to have my meeting with Adam. We had been meaning to do it for the last 6 months but the timing obviously had not been right until now. I wanted to ask him about his association with Vivienne & the shop as he has been a customer for 40 years. We ordered two cups of tea & sat across the road from the shop at the Chinese bakery. It had just been raining so I was a bit worried about the background wet hiss from the traffic but as it goes I can hear him quite clearly on the playback.

So….16 minutes long, let it roll

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Happy Christmas 2013

World's End shop

Lise, Setsuyo, I & all the staff on the World’s End team would like to wish you & all of our customers a very Happy Christmas!!
It has been a good year at the shop & there are some interesting developments brewing so lets see.I have enjoyed doing the blog & have a lot more ideas for the future.I will be back at the beginning of January.

The shop will still be open as usual apart from the 25th, 26th & 1st Jan.

All the Best & a Happy New Year 2014!

Ben

 

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Anarchy Shirt 2013

Vivienne Westwood

Anarchy shirt 2013

In 1978 I & my brother Joe took part in the filming of the opening scene of the film ‘The Great Rock & Roll Swindle’. It was the scene where they recreated the Gordon Riots (of 1780) in Wapping by the river, this time with effigies of the five ‘Sex Pistols’ which were dragged through the streets & then all burnt on a scaffold. Continue reading

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Westwood tour

Fukuoka Omula Biyou Fashion College

Fukuoka Omula Biyou Fashion College

Today my wife Tomoka & I gave a tour of the Westwood studios in Battersea to 31 students & 2 staff from the Fukuoka Omula Biyou Fashion College in Japan who wanted to see how a fashion house operated.
Afterwards we walked with them up to the World’s End shop where we probably broke the record for the number of people in the shop at one time.

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