Celebrating Vivienne Westwood: Be Bold, Be You!

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Happy Birthday, Vivienne Westwood, the mother of punk! Vivienne is a trailblazing English schoolteacher turned fashion designer who transformed the world of women’s fashion. She pushed boundaries and redefined women’s fashion with her punk aesthetic.

We celebrate her birthday on 8th April. She was born in 1941 and died at the age of 81 in 2022. She would have turned 82 this year. Her fashion career launched in London in 1971 and spanned over five decades. In 2006, she became Dame Vivienne Westwood in recognition of her impact on British fashion and art.

As the panties designer for Candis, a women’s lingerie store that lives to challenge the societal norms around sexy lingerie, I think her birthday is worth celebrating!

Empowering Women Through Fashion

I am a great admirer of Vivienne Westwood. Her designs were more than mere fashion statements; they were a challenge to societal norms and an assertion of individuality. She empowered women to embrace their uniqueness and defy conventions. These values of empowerment, individuality, defying conventions and confidence drive me to create bold women’s underwear like they inspired Vivienne to design her provocative fashion. Candis undies may not be a public statement like wearing Vivienne’s designs is, but they evoke the same sense of confidence in the wearer.

Vivienne Westwood’s impact on fashion and women’s empowerment is undeniable. She proved that your choice of fashion can send a powerful message and be an effective means of self-expression. Her fearless approach to design and unwavering support for individual expression has left an indelible mark on the fashion world. Her legacy reminds women everywhere that they can be bold, daring, and unapologetically themselves, both in their style and lives. Whether your choice of fashion is outerwear or underwear, it changes how you feel, how you see yourself and your attitude.

Be brave, be bold, be you!