Vivienne Westwood’s Active Resistance

Britain’s rebel designer joins forces for an avant-garde art project

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Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer ’11; Photo by Anthea Simms

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer ’11; Photo by Anthea Simms

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer ’11; Photo by Anthea Simms

Designer Vivienne Westwood, in partnership with Lee Jeans, is encouraging people from all over to get involved in an online art project entitled 100 Days of Active Resistance. 

“The principal idea of Active Resistance is that you get out of life what you put in and that real experience of the world involves thinking,” says Britain’s rebel designer. In bringing this idea to fruition, over one hundred days (starting September 28th, 2010 and ended January 5th, 2011) various images representing the theme ‘active change’ will be selected and each day a new image will join an online installation. Read more about the upcoming project here.

In the meantime, Westwood showed at London Fashion Week over the weekend with a nod to military. The models even wore blue camouflage paint (although if it’s bright blue, is that anti-camo?) as a reported ode to the theme.

The redhead took the occasion to spread a idea, one that is rather surprising coming from a clothing-maker: “My message is choose well and buy less. Don’t buy anything new for six months and recycle your clothes.”

Westwood also has a shoe exhibit running at Selfridges. Brilliant minds never rest.

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