Vivienne Westwood’s London Fashion Week show for her Red Label diffusion line opened with a bevy of stylish protesters carrying large cardboards with slogans plastered on them that read “Austerity is a Crime” and “Fracking is a Crime”. Here is all you need to know about the designer turned activist’s fashion show.
“It’s incredibly important… to be political because we face incredible danger from our politicians and we’ve got to stop them!” Westwood said. “They cause climate change and war… they’re taking us to mass extinction and we have to do something.” With these words in mind, Westwood sent models down the runway in looks that included plenty of draped and corseted dresses, featuring masculine tailoring.
The designer also took her chances with the inclusion of tea and smock dresses that featured faded patterns. Later in the show, the British designer showcased several designs which included historically influenced and corseted gowns, all done with a faded palette and reflected very feminine shapes.
Here are the most memorable looks!