So, Tuesday the 24th November at 12 o’clock I meet Glen inside the Worlds End Shop. It’s a lot quieter inside after my other interviews in the street. He tells me the news that the Turkish have just shot down a Russian Bomber over Syria…What a mess…
The particular reason I wanted to interview Glen was because he had worked in the shop for two years starting in 1974 when the shop was transitioning from ‘Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die’ to ‘SEX’ (Glen helped make the pink PVC shop sign) & I wanted to ask him about this pivotal time.
I was sure I’d seen an early photo of Glen in the shop but I seem to have been mistaken.
Of course Glen is better known as the bass player in the early Sex Pistols & is credited with co-writing all but two of the tracks on the album ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’.
So another great privilege for us, Glen Matlock, 19 minutes…Let it roll!
Oh yes & by the way…A Happy Xmas to you All…Peace on Earth & Good Will to All Men …& Women ( & hopefully there will be a bit more of it in 2016 )
On the 30th October & after 5000 days plus of unjust detention in the inhuman & soulless American Naval Base Guantanamo, Shaker Aamer was finally freed & flown back to his home & family in Britain. Shaker’s until recent ordeal must have been ‘beyond’ dreadful & it must be very strange & surreal for him to be free. As usual there are mixed messages from the press & public regarding his ‘reputation’, his religion & his future here in the UK & so I feel that it is very important especially regarding the present world situation to show that the people of Britain stand for true justice & equality under it & that Shaker Aamer, an innocent man detained for 14 years is truly made welcome here.
Above is the first interview with Shaker since his release, filmed for BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire program & released on the 14th December.
An hour & a half long it is fascinating to hear his story.
Quite simply it is the story of a sane man in a completely insane environment.
& don’t forget, there are still 107 detainees in that place..
A lot of new items have been coming into Worlds End Shop recently.
Modelling for us we have Davide who comes from Venice & who is assistant designer for the Red Label collection here at Westwood. We love his tattoos. Thank you Davide.
All items in this post are exclusive to the Worlds End & all are made here in the UK.
The exceptions to this are the items of unisex knitwear which are made in Italy.
The toga dress & the t-shirts are made from organic cotton.
One of the new items is the double fronted kilt. This is made in a specially produced lightweight wool & comes in different lengths, a longer one for men & two shorter ones for women. Lelu models the shorter kilt in a previous post.
This kilt uses the ‘Alien’ system developed in the 2005 Gold Label ‘Propaganda’ collection. This system involves having an insert panel inside at the front waist which buttons up to support the kilt, leaving the visible waist free to hang loose & drape down.
Other new items are the Alien Coat & Alien Jacket. These have been made in new fabrics. The coat & the jacket have been made in the same wool as the earlier Clint Eastwood Bomber.
The ‘Who the Fuck Needs Art’ & ‘Fuck everybody except US’ Tees are now back in stock (the latter being very topical right now with the Climate Change Forum in progress as we speak in Paris).
Lastly we have the new Toga Dress (originally developed for the 1983 collection) which is unisex & has lots of ways to wear.
Photographed by Felix Cooper & styled by Carine Roitfeld, the December 2015 issue of Harpers Bazaar features a shoot entitled ‘Pirates & Princesses’ which styles Worlds End Shop items with other designer pieces…I hope you like them.Continue reading →