24 November 2008

Chaos Point for NSPCC











Last week saw Vivienne Westwood pairing up with London Musici in order to produce an exclusive fashion and music show in aid of the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). Her Gold Label collection, entitled Chaos Point, was inspired by ecological crisis and freedom fighters living in the forest, who were at one with nature. Westwood actually went to the Portland School in Nottingham to explain her collection to the children, who would then paint their understanding onto the garments for the show. As such the collection was indeed for the children and designed by the children.

The collection is far from understated, and I must admit I enjoy it. Although I am not sure to what extent the outfits are practical, I find myself drawn towards the child painted pieces. There is something about the unique hand painted designs that I find appealing. Plus the fact that the collection was created for charity and child safety is in itself a welcome note.

What are your thoughts?

Currently playing: Twilight Zone - Lupe Fiasco

xxxx

13 comments:

  1. Its like they stepped right out of an anime book. Cool.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fashion in a move eco-friendly and humanitarian way, love it. And Vivienne Westwood is such a riot, crazy cat! Haha!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's like usual Westwood on speed or something...love your unusual coloured plaid shirt by the by....

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yeah the outfits aren't that practical, but who knows? It might just inspire a little child to be a little bit more creative with his/her own wardrobe.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like the fact that she integrated the children, and helped create awareness. The crazy looks are always fun to me.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Vivienne Westwood and respect her entire work. And I think that if you're famous that it's okay (and personally I welcome it) to use your voice as a platform for other worldly concerns. Imagine how much we actually wouldn't know if Bono or et al... didn't? And I love that she included and was inspired by children in her design collaboration. She's Vivian and she's so innovative.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love her! She is amazing and I loove her hair colour, haha!xxx

    ReplyDelete
  8. i think she has become more commercial since she is with diesel group. even if this pieces are ... not for street?

    ReplyDelete
  9. i love that yellow dress, so cute! & the huge green one is actually fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Would not expect anything else from Westwood, in the sense that I didn't expect anything and what was delivered was completely unexpected! The suiting however for men, I'm not too sure about....

    ReplyDelete
  11. I absolutely adbore Ms Westwood. The collection looks phenomenal, it's amazing that she included kids in the process and for such a great cause too. My favourite is that forest green dress, yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I went to see this show, the matinee performance. I absolutely adore Vivienne Westwood, and I was completely star stuck seeing her and her clothes were beautiful! It was an amazing show.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh my god, there is really much useful information here!

    ReplyDelete