International Women’s Day: We Love Vivienne Westwood

International Women’s Day: We Love Vivienne Westwood

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day and for those who don’t know, it is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It has occurred for well over a century, with the first International Women’s Day happening in 1911, which was supported by over a million people in a handful of cities around Europe. The day promotes the belief that a balanced world is a better world, and what better designer to talk about than the one and only Vivienne Westwood?

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Vivienne Westwood was born in the village of Tintwistle, Cheshire on 8th April 1941. In 1958, her family moved to Harrow, Middlesex. She studied to be a silversmith at Harrow School of Art but didn’t stay there for very long, due to her belief that it would be hard for a working-class girl to make a living in the art world. Due to this, she decided that she may have a better career if she became a teacher. It was during this period when she began to make her own jewellery, which she sold at a stall on Portobello Road. While she continued teaching and simultaneously making jewellery, she discovered design when she met Malcolm McLaren, who became a major inspiration for her punk creations.

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The irreverent world of Vivienne Westwood is an interesting place. She was one of the architects of the punk fashion phenomenon of the 1970s, saying “I was messianic about punk, seeing if one could put a spoke in the system in some way”. Today, Vivienne Westwood’s unconventional style sense remains to be outspoken and daring. After becoming a giant in the fashion world throughout from the 1970’s – now, Westwood is beginning to put historicism to one side. The designer returns to a more asexual cut, exploring the natural dynamic of the fabric by treating it as a living mass.

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Here at Tessuti, we offer a range of pieces created by Vivienne Westwood. The Queen of Fashion channels rebellious and provocative spirit into each piece. The menswear contains statement printed t-shirts, polo shirts, long-sleeved shirts and sweatshirts. Womenswear features pieces from the Anglomania collection as well as a collection of dresses, skirts, blouses and jeans plus accessories like purses, watches and handbags – all with the classic Orb branding. The jewellery created by Westwood holds a special meaning, having been one of the first categories within fashion that she dipped into. Her pieces are truly beautiful, coming in a range sizes, colours and styles. There is something for everyone!

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us as we show our appreciation for Dame Vivienne Westwood. Shop in store and online now.

Read our review of her latest show here.

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