Vivienne Westwood used the runway for political activism. Models presented wardrobe with political terms such as “Brexit” and “Climate Change”.

Vivienne Westwood,Fall/Winter 2019/20, London Fashion Week.
Vivienne Westwood,Fall/Winter 2019/20, London Fashion Week. Photo: Fashion Feed YouTube screenshoot

(Newswire.net — February 23, 2019) — The five-day event is the second international fashion week in February, alongside New York, Paris and Milan.

Paris Hilton drew attention during the political appearance at Tom Ford during the Fashion Week in New York, but after a few days it seems that London’s runways surpassed those from America.

Both on the runway and outside, activism was present at the London Fashion Week. Also, for the first time in 34 years, no fur model was shown on London’s Fashion Week.

On Sunday, Vivienne Westwood used the runway for political activism. Models presented wardrobe with political terms such as “Brexit” and “Climate Change”.

Among them was the actress Rose McGowan who gave a speech about consumerism while the executive director of Greenpeace, John Sauven, gave an impassioned address about the environmental consequences of oil plants.

At the opening of the London Fashion Week, British super model Adwoa Aboah stood beside the survivors of the fire in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London, who demanded justice for the victims of this tragedy.

A group of victims wore t-shirts bearing the inscriptions “72 dead and no one is responsible. How is this possible? “. The inscriptions were inspired by last year’s film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

Outside the runway, demonstrators were demanding a fight against climate change. The “Anti-Extinctions” group blocked the streets in attempt to raise awareness for environmental price of “fast fashion.” Textile dyeing is the second largest polluter of clean water globally, after agriculture, UK’s Independent reports.

From Big Bird to Elmo and Cookie Monster, Sesame Street inspires designers to create wild outfits for the London Fashion Week.

Forget about black clothing being forever is style. Everyone who wanted to be spotted on the London Fashion Week was wearing beige. Camel colored garments are taking the world by storm. Buttery tans, burnt yellows and camel colored wools, velvets, suede and silks graced many Autumn/Winter runways as well as the London Fashion Week.

 

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