LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FEBRUARY 17, 2019) (REUTERS) – Britain’s dame of fashion Westwood gave models a voice on her “homo loquax” catwalk on Sunday (February 18). The 77-year-old, known for her environmental activism, allowed her models, which included actress and anti-harassment campaigner Rose McGowan and other campaigners, to address various issues as she presented an eclectic mix of creations.
“We need more heroes,” McGowan declared on the runway. Sustainable fashion, Britain’s looming exit from the European Union and climate change were addressed as models presented oversized chequered coats, tailored jackets, silk dresses, fitted knitwear and clashing prints.
Loose tops bore playing cards Westwood said she designed to “illustrate a plan to save the world from climate change”. Both women and men took to the catwalk. Some wore Pinocchio-like long noses. Knotted headscarves were worn back to front. Dozens of protesters from the Extinction Rebellion group also sought to shine a spotlight on climate change by temporarily blocking roads. Carrying flags and a “Rebel for Life” sign, they briefly stopped traffic outside the main London Fashion Week venue.