Vivienne Westwood won the latest honor in a brilliant career this weekend in Italy, though when one talks to this British Dame it’s abundantly clear she is much more interested in the climate change than in clothes.
It was ironic that Demna Gvasalia, a Georgian refugee, should stage his latest show right at the moment when Russia, the country that invaded his native region on the Black Sea, were fighting to victory in the World Cup.
If fashion has any honey pot it is surely Hyères, which attracts a unique blend of hipster stars, clever insiders, and, this season, Supima, the quality American cotton grown in the deserts of the American South West.
Call it a bumper London Fashion Week; with some epic shows, brilliant displays of experimental fashion; the debut of great heritage brand and a fond farewell to the most successful British designer of this century.
This is why fashionistas come to London: to see inventive experimental fashion. Which is what the latest show from Preen was; a great eco-warrior collection that was alternatively gutsy, girly and quite often great.