Vivienne Westwood’s Eco-Fashion Tip: Wear a Towel Instead of a Coat

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Restraint and normalcy have never been Dame Vivienne Westwood’s strongest suits—and thank God for that. Speaking at a New Economics Forum event at Southbank Centre in London late last month, the legendary British fashion designer extolled the virtues of giving up shopping for at least six months. Her other advice? “Wear a towel instead of a coat, it’s very chic,” she proclaimed. “Or your husband’s boxer shorts with a belt, or something from your grandmother. It’s all about do-it-yourself at the moment.”

So tell us, is "towel couture" a haute idea?

  • 28 Votes HATE IT! Westwood has finally lost her marbles!
  • 71 Votes LOVE IT! Westwood is a genius!

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DON’T PANIC

Despite the role she plays in creating clothing, Westwood says that people need to stop pursuing trends. Consumerism, she added, will be the death of us. “I’m so upset and worried. Our beautiful planet…what’s going to happen to us?” she said. Don’t mistake her exhortation as a case of “do as I say, not as I do,” either. Westwood’s Gold and Red Label collections have been becoming progressively, how shall we say, derelicte?

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One Response to “Vivienne Westwood’s Eco-Fashion Tip: Wear a Towel Instead of a Coat”

  1. kristin (@@allofusrev) says:

    OK, so I hate the actual show.

    BUT, I LOVE the idea that 1) not shopping for 6 months could actually be a good thing and, 2) DIY is far more interesting and fun than the latest fad.

    In the process of starting up a super versatile, small-yet-wearable-100-ways fashion line, organic and fair trade, and looking forward to more inspiration, as always from ecoterre. :)

    Kristin
    http://www.allofusrevolution.com

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