Vivienne Westwood is a top British (counter-cultural) designer, and has been for decades.
In this rather rushed interview, with a very busy lady, there is concern for the environment, clothes advice and inspiration sources.
Top tips for fashion in a recession…. bearing in mind that most people are a bit lower on dosh/money/spondulaks after Christmas.
- wear your old favourites over and over again
- buy less, choose well
- make it very personal
- don’t buy all this generic clothing that needs lots of time in the washing-machine
“If you’ve got a grease spot, put talcum powder on it, it completely disappears”
Where do you get your inspirations?
Vivienne: “I think without culture, without a deep interest in the most wonderful models of excellence that the human race have ever produced… I don’t think you can run out of ideas. This is why people run out of ideas because it’s like having a fridge with no food in it – you have to get your ideas by studying art, the way people saw the world in the past.”