The general at the forefront of the war against fast fashion and subsequently, climate change, is visionary Vivienne Westwood, who expresses all her frustrations and more in the call-to-arms that is her fall ’18 collection. Bright knits, absurd circus-like patterns, steampunk androgynous styles in tweed and hemp all clarify that yes, this is indeed Westwood at her best.
Though the legendary British designer doesn’t need to introduce herself and her aims in her explanatory statement of the collection, she does anyway, particularly because she’s created playing cards like puzzle pieces, releasing a week at a time via climaterevolution.co.uk for fans to complete and understand Westwood’s message.
“Recently, I’ve released almost all of the Clubs,” she writes. “Clubs mean War, and this theme runs through our collection. Sow the whirlwind, Reap the whirlwind – a shield of terror designed for Warchild. I made prayer flags out of the clubs as décor. Don’t forget: collect the cards, connect the cards brings peace.”
Click through the styles below and fall in love — or maybe fall into formation.
Photos Courtesy of Vivienne Westwood