The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce that British fashion designer and activist Dame Vivienne Westwood has designed this season’s London Fashion Week Festival (LFWF) tote bag. Made from 100% organic cotton, the bag was inspired by this season’s Vivienne Westwood Autumn-Winter 2017/18 show entitled ‘Ecotricity’. The map graphic is Westwood’s representation of NASA's projection of the effect of climate change on the world should the earth’s temperature rise by four degrees or more. Westwood’s solution is simple: SWITCH to Green Energy ‘Ecotricity’ and STOP Climate Change.
The limited edition totes will be available for purchase at London Fashion Week Festival for £20 each, of which 50% of the profit will be donated to Dame Vivienne’s choice of charity, Fuel Poverty Action, which works with pensioners’ groups, tenants’ associations and others who provide practical aid in the form of blankets, draft-proofing, as well as helping people to get their debts written off.
Dame Vivienne Westwood commented: ‘Global warming is at the tipping point. If we go past it, we can’t stop it. All the methane kicks in. We’re there right now. Stop Climate Change. All our friends are going to SWITCH to Green Energy – Ecotricity - and I am happy to design a tote that communicates this important message.’
London Fashion Week Festival (formally known as London Fashion Weekend) has moved venues and will now take place at The Store Studios, located at 180 Strand, WC2 with the BFC’s other bi- annual events, London Fashion Week and London Fashion Week Men’s. The new space will provide the perfect backdrop for this ultimate consumer fashion experience which includes designer catwalk shows, a schedule of industry talks, shopping emporiums and champagne bars.
Tickets are now available online: For full details visit www.londonfashionweekfestival.com
Packages include Bronze (from £20), Silver (from £45), Gold (from £60), LUXE (£145) and LUXE Premium (£200).