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Vivien Westwood - GET A LIFE! Exhibit - Nov. 2nd - 18th 2018

After the Angelic Pretty Museum wrapped up, Laforet prepared for their new, special exhibit dedicated to British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. This is also in celebration of Laforet's 40th anniversary!

This gallery was called GET A LIFE and it focused on Vivienne Westwood's views on the world: climate change, backwards politics, deforestation, and all to do with efforts to "change the world". She believe in the good of finding yourself, regardless of how small you may be compared to the whole world. Before entering, there were several handmade boxes on display. These were made by Japanese art students and they were for used clothing donations!

As you enter the gallery, there was a large, colourful display, as well as a photo area. We then got a full introduction to the designer herself. (click photos to see larger)

The first section of the exhibit was focused on getting people to think about their lives, asking the grand question "what makes the best life?" Really, we need to see the world and try to understand more art and culture. We should try to gain more knowledge so we can see the world better in our own eyes.

The second part of the exhibit was the Gold Label Autumn/Winter '14-'15 collection dedicated to the cause "Cool Earth", which helps to protect indigenous colonies and help prevent deforestation. Its really great to see that a fashion designer is contributing to a cause under their own benefits and not plastered all over the media as if they're doing it for exposure. (I mean, at least not that I know of)

The centerpiece collection was made with inspirations from Vivienne's trip to Africa. She also displayed a line of bags that was made by workers in Africa, getting paid fairly and working in comfortable conditions!