Thursday, August 14

vivienne westwood

The rest of the world embraced lycra tubes and Westwood produced a Harris tweed collection. “English tailoring and tradition have always been a big influence on me, it’s my mark, my roots. It’s not possible to have technique without tradition.”

Westwood is opening a store in Glasgow, can completely see that. Not just in terms of her love affair w things Scottish but in terms of the paying public. Edinburgh too stuffy. Nice article at The Times with some background and news of the opening. Completely nuckin' futs. Brilliant.

Retro article from 2007 here about her attitude to personal style (or lack there-of).