Vivienne Westwood is no stranger to making a bold statement. After all, it was her punk-meets-chic designs and attitude that threw the Fashion world for a loop and made her one of the most sought-after designers for models and celebrities.
Though she's never been shy about sharing her beliefs, her latest comments on the harmfulness of rampant consumerism, especially when it comes to fashion, seemed to shock even her staunchest supporters.
"Don't buy anything," she told a stunned crowd.
Wait, did one of the most renowned fashion designers just tell people to put down their credit cards and not purchase a single thing? Yes, but with good reason.
As InStyle points out, Westwood has long been known for saying, "Buy less, choose better, and make it last." Now, it appears she's ready to take things to the next level.
"If you want to be bold, you have to make a choice," she told her audience. "And at least 50 percent of the people in the world have never made a choice or decision in their lives. They just follow their desire and consume: opinions, McDonald's, whatever."
Sadly, the "whatever" seems to include that totally cute, yet super pair of platforms that you'll only wear three times. But hear Westwood out!
"Buying less and choosing quality means that designers can make better fashion, not just lead by marketing and commercial interests," she said. "Fashion is part of culture, but not at the moment."
So, though Westwood's call to ditch that summer sale might sound extreme, it's certainly not as bad as the possible consequences.