Meeting Vivienne Westwood

Meeting Vivienne Westwood

One Friday afternoon last Spring, bhuti, a few doors down from loving the fabric, celebrated their first birthday party and their guests of honour were Vivienne Westwood and her husband Andreas Kronthaler. I was overjoyed to have been invited by Sam and Tizer to meet these iconic designers. Viviennne is someone who has inspired me for the past twenty years, with her vision, her cut, her use of plaid, and her fearlessness. As a design and technology teacher I encouraged my students to study her innovative use of fabric and blend of historic and current fashion trends. In 2006 I was fortunate enough to buy one of her gorgeous tartan jackets which is one of my most precious pieces and what I chose to wear to meet her, of course! An unfortgettable experience…