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50 amazing faces: vivienne westwood, 50 fashion mavens
October 15, 2010, 10:10 pm
Filed under: 50 amazing faces, 50 fashion mavens

vivienne westwood, provocateur, designer, artist, … born: tintwistle, u.k. (1941)

vivienne westwood is a hero here at pictomat. we have loved her since the punk days, when she and partner malcolm mclaren open “sex” , a clothing shop on kings road in london, and created the band that became “the sex pistols”. she is probably england’s best fashion designer of the past 50 years. throughout her now 35 plus year career she is still a vibrant voice in the fashion world, but remains close to her punk sensibility.

pictomat would normal not steer you away from this site, but the grande dame of english fashion is currently involved in a project “100 days of active resistance”. only she, and her website with its wonder film can explain the utter elegant simplicity of the idea. here is what she has to say, and at the end of her explanation is a link to her site, do check it out:

‘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’ – Vivienne Westwood.

100 days of positive thought, active change, speaking up and being heard. From small personal actions to larger collective moments of change, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee Jeans encourage communication and individuality through an online installation, sharing interpretations of Vivienne Westwood’s Active Resistance.

‘It is not enough to follow world politics, see films and read the prize-winning best seller. This is superficial, you need to go deep in order to understand who you are, what the world is and how things could be better. This involves culture which can only be acquired by self-education: human beings should mirror the world.’

Every day for one hundred days, one image representing your ideas of Active Resistance in the world will be selected from submissions and shared online. At the close of 100 days, the 100 chosen images will become a part of an itinerant exhibition dedicated to the project. So stand up and speak out! Take a photo, write a slogan, create an image or an artwork and show us your Active Resistance!

The installation will commence on September 28th 2010, with the 100 days coming to a close on January 5th 2011. For more information on Active Resistance please visit www.activeresistance.co.uk

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