Vivienne Westwood on the cover of Dazed
The famous designer Vivienne Westwood adorned the summer edition of Dazed. The new issue will be released with three different covers. Above the shooting worked photographer Harley Weir. Each cover with Vivienne is accompanied by the slogan: “Resist!”, “Protest!” and “Make history!”. The number is devoted to the activism of the designer and the power of the revolution. On one of the photographs Westwood lies on the lawn, and her hands are elbowed in blood. In the next picture, she has on her sweater an icon with the inscription #PoliticiansRCriminals.
In an interview with Dazed, Vivienne Westwood described her youth, activism, advice to young people and much more.
“I became an activist when I was four, and I saw a picture of a crucifix. Jokes aside. I became a freedom fighter. I thought, “Why did my parents not stop this?” I always fought – for children who were poorly dressed, who were poor … I felt sorry for them. When I was 17, I gave all my money to Oxfam. It was not so much, because my parents did not give much, but after that I had no money! My father laughed because he had to buy me a pair of shoes. I did not mind, I was at an art school at that time, and I somehow had to go barefoot. My generation, this generation of politicized hippies. And then with the war in Vietnam and what was happening there … I began to take care of human rights. “
Young people should invest in culture, not in consumption. When I was teaching fashion in Berlin, I sent (my students) to art galleries and said: “If the fire started, when you left this room to go to the next room, what picture would you take?” Continue the movement, and six months you would not have chosen this picture. You would choose another. All the time you develop your ability to discriminate, your ability to understand what is true, and what a little pretense. Through culture, you think, you make decisions and form opinions. Young people can do great things. Just because you are young does not mean that you can not always do something. Reading is also very important. You must continue to read, and you slowly become a suitable reader and begin to understand the consequences of everything. “