Singer Kanye West sat in the front row, drawing more attention from photographers than any of the models or fashion figures."I loved it," he said afterward. "Particularly the boots. I like the military-style boots." Westwood received a standing ovation and seemed to bask in the attention like a queen acknowledging her adoring subjects.But before the show, she spoke to several reporters in stark terms about the environmental disaster facing the planet if climate change is not controlled. She predicted widespread hardships throughout much of Africa and Asia and other parts of the world.
On Wedneday, March 30, Dame Vivienne Westwood Brooches sale hosted the official launch party for her flagship store at 8320 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Westwood has a reputation for producing edgy and punk-inspired, high-end collections so it seems only fitting that she would bring her aesthetic to one of LA's most colorful, eclectic shopping neighborhoods. AsThe Telegraph put it, "the kooky designer chose West Hollywood as the location for her first American shop, eschewing New York where style is more conservative and less prone to risk-taking."
Not content to blend into the crowd, these aren't just any PVC shoes. All Melissa shoes are made with the brand's own PVC which is- wait for it- scented. This footwear smells of bubblegum, thanks to the 'candylicious' scent of Melissa's PVC.Recent years have seen fashion brands move towards a more sustainable and fair production method, eliminating damage to the environment wherever possible. The PVC used to make the shoes is entirely free from animal products, totally hypo-allergenic and fully cruelty free. As well as all this, it is totally, 100% recyclable, putting the fashionista's conscience at ease.
"Vivienne is much more than what you first see," says Kelly. "She is passionately committed to human rights and to eco-politics, but as well as that I am keen to tell the truth about a huge-hearted, warm and witty individual, whose face and clothes are known the world over, but who is also recognisably the Derbyshire primary school teacher who met and fell in love with Malcolm McLaren and changed the world."The publication will cover Westwood's life from before she was a well-known designer, to meeting McLaren, opening their infamous clothing emporium on the King's Road and kicking off the punk movement, to starting up her own label as a self-taught designer and meeting her current husband Andreas Kronthaler. Her extensive political activism and charitable work will also be covered.Related Articles: