Design & Fashion

Vivienne Westwood’s struggle against fracking

Vivienne Westwood’s protest against the politicians that don’t care about environmental issues and climate change is not over.

Vivienne Westwood is a famous stylist who commits herself in campaigns on environmental protection such as Save the Arctic and many others. Her extreme awareness on these issues and her rebellious spirit are the main ingredients on which her revolutionary activities are based.


Vivienne Westwood per la campagna Save The Arctic


One of the artist’s most important recent struggles is “Politicians are criminals”: a campaign against the governments that support fracking (hydraulic fracturing), i.e. the process of natural gas extraction that involves the injection of dangerous chemicals into the soil.


Modelli che sfilano reggendo un cartello che riporta: "Climate Revolution"


And exactly in the last days, after getting to know that David Cameron would have offered licences for 27 new sites in northern England for oil and gas exploration, the designer drove a tank in a protest to the Witney Constituency Home, the Prime Minister’s house.


Vivivenne Westwood sul carro armato diretto alla Witney Constituency Home


The protest against the politicians who don’t care about climate change continued even during the presentation of her collection, Vivienne Westwood Red Label SS16, at London fashion week. The stylist transformed the runaway into a demonstration where protesters modelled with their face covered in oil against the harms of hydraulic fracturing to humankind and the environment.


Modelle che sfilano con il volto sporco d'olio


“The human race is heading towards mass extinction, which could happen by the end of this century” said the British designer; that’s why “we’ve got to stop [politicians]. They cause climate change and war…”.


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