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Vivienne Westwood’s Boys Are Sad About Climate Change

It always brings out the cynic in me to see fashion take on politics, and Vivienne Westwood's continuing campaign to raise awareness for climate change is no exception. Westwood is among the most politically outspoken designers working today: in 2007, she released her manifesto, Active Resistence to Propaganda (an insane dialogue between Alice, Pinocchio, Art Lover, […]

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Nine Covers for i-D’s Spring 2012 ‘Royalty Issue’ (Forum Buzz)

I-D has rolled out multiple covers once again for their Spring 2012 “Royalty Issue”, displaying different takes on fashion royalty by capturing subjects as diverse as Karl Lagerfeld, Guinevere Van Seenus, Hahn-Bin, Sui He, Shalom Harlow, Carolyn Murphy, Vivienne Westwood, Georgia Jagger, and Daphne Groeneveld. Lagerfeld, the undisputed King of Fashion, of course, photographed himself. […]

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The UK Cracks Down on Fashion Interns

Britain's counterpart to the IRS, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), sent 102 fashion companies a letter warning them to examine their intern policies. The tax board said it had evidence that many prestigious fashion brands were exploiting interns and treating as paid employees, and cautioned that if these practices didn't change, companies would be […]

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Why Vivienne Westwood Used to Hate Fashion

In a new interview that ran in the Guardian over the weekend, designer Vivienne Westwood talked about her early reluctance to pursue a career in fashion: I don't feel comfortable defending my clothes. For 15 years I hated fashion. It's not very intellectual, and I wanted to read, not make fashion. It was something I […]

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