Culture

The Vivienne Foundation Honors the Legacy of Westwood’s Life, Creativity and Activism

“This is a fight for the very existence of the human race.”

By
544 Hypes

Following the news of her passing on December 29 last year, the not-for-profit organization, The Vivienne Foundation, is officially launching this week to protect and continue the legacy of Dame Vivienne Westwood’s life and activism.

Founded by the designer herself in 2019, The Vivienne Foundation exists to create a better world and to take tangible action toward four pillars of change: Halt Climate Change, Stop War, Defend Human Rights and Protest Capitalism. The ultimate goal is to work with NGOs and individuals to raise awareness and initiate positive change across these pillars.

Fighting to cut emissions while protecting and restoring biodiversity and wildlife is reportedly the Foundation’s priority — this is a message Westwood relentlessly used in her platform, as when in 2012, Westwood inaugurated the “Climate Revolution” at the London Paralympics closing ceremony.

Furthermore, the Foundation exists to stand against war and the arms trade and support victims of death and devastation. Protecting human rights and freedom of speech alongside working towards an equal and green economy, away from the totalitarian matrix, is also crucial — her slogan, “Buy Less, Choose Well, Make it last,” is now a worldwide mantra for the fashion industry.

Her quote, “STOP Climate Change. This is a fight for the very existence of the human race. And that of the planet. The most important weapon we have is public opinion. Become a freedom fighter,” demonstrates it was activism she lived for. Highlights from her lifetime include her role as Trustee of the human rights organization Liberty, a patron of Reprieve and a supporter and campaigner for Amnesty International and War Child, the Environmental Justice Foundation, and Friends of the Earth.

You can learn more about The Vivienne Westwood foundation here.

In case you missed it, Hypebae remembers the legacy of Dame Vivienne Westwood, the Queen of British Fashion.

Read Full Article
Share this article

What to Read Next

Remembering the Legacy of Dame Vivienne Westwood, the Queen of British Fashion
Fashion

Remembering the Legacy of Dame Vivienne Westwood, the Queen of British Fashion

May she rest in power.
3,715 Hypes

Prepare for Combat With Vivienne Westwood's Latest Footwear Range
Footwear

Prepare for Combat With Vivienne Westwood's Latest Footwear Range

Channeling its title, “WILD BEAUTY.”
1,439 Hypes

British Designer Vivienne Westwood Dies at Age 81
Fashion

British Designer Vivienne Westwood Dies at Age 81

“Peacefully and surrounded by her family,” reads a statement.
756 Hypes


Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood: Platform Boots, Butt-Bearing Chaps and Bella Hadid
Fashion

Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood: Platform Boots, Butt-Bearing Chaps and Bella Hadid

Plus Doja Cat and Halsey sitting front row.
2,436 Hypes

"VARMBLIXT" by IKEA and Sabine Marcelis Brings Light and Purpose Into the Home
Art & Design

"VARMBLIXT" by IKEA and Sabine Marcelis Brings Light and Purpose Into the Home

An exploration of the power of sculptural design through purposeful objects.
48,159 Hypes

In Saint Laurent FW23, Femininity and Masculinity Collide
Fashion

In Saint Laurent FW23, Femininity and Masculinity Collide

Housed at Paris’ Bourse de Commerce.
983 Hypes

Here's Why White People Should Check Their Bias Before Shopping Black Owned Beauty Brands
Beauty

Here's Why White People Should Check Their Bias Before Shopping Black Owned Beauty Brands

It’s deeper than just a harmless purchase.
12,344 Hypes

Zhilyova Lingerie Serves Self-Love and Sex Appeal With Valentine's Day Capsule
Fashion Sex & Dating

Zhilyova Lingerie Serves Self-Love and Sex Appeal With Valentine's Day Capsule

Introducing, your first look at “The HEARTBEAT Capsule.”
2,148 Hypes


Paris Hilton’s 10th Grade Yearbook Photo Proves That the '00s Were a Different Time for Beauty
Beauty

Paris Hilton’s 10th Grade Yearbook Photo Proves That the '00s Were a Different Time for Beauty

The blueprint for glamorous, Y2K material girls.
250,358 Hypes

These Were the Biggest Fashion Influencers of 2022
Fashion

These Were the Biggest Fashion Influencers of 2022

With all of BLACKPINK making up the top four, alongside Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid and Zendaya.
2,447 Hypes

The Met Gala 2023 Co-Chairs and Dress Code Have Officially Been Announced
Fashion

The Met Gala 2023 Co-Chairs and Dress Code Have Officially Been Announced

Here’s everything you need to know.
58,365 Hypes

Meryl Streep Is Joining Season 3 of 'Only Murders in the Building'
Film & TV

Meryl Streep Is Joining Season 3 of 'Only Murders in the Building'

Which has already begun filming.
773 Hypes

Mia Khalifa Stars in Aries' New FW23 Campaign and Photo Book
Fashion

Mia Khalifa Stars in Aries' New FW23 Campaign and Photo Book

Introducing Sofia Prantera’s newest muse.
122,560 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.