Dame Vivienne Westwood decided to make a jewelry range of a precious metal she has never used before – palladium. The Vivienne Westwood Get A Life Palladium Collection, that is intended to remind people about the climate change, was chosen because it’s naturally white, light and strong.
The jewelry collection is inspired by nature and symbols from paganism – the acorn, the oak tree and a heart. All these represent strength, luck, power and hope for making the environment better for the future.
John Stark, Chairman for the Palladium Alliance International, said:
We wanted Dame Vivienne Westwood to showcase Palladium to the world because of her continued exploration and reinterpretation of history, combined with a tireless individualism which has cemented her reputation as the UK’s most culturally significant fashion designer. We believe this creativity and individuality makes her the perfect fit for the brand and her designs will complement our metal.”
Vivienne Westwood commented on the collection:
Jewellery has nothing to do with Get a Life. Get a Life is about how we stop climate change and therefore preserve life for the next generation while at that same time get a better life. My focus at the moment is what one person can do. Stop climate change. Save the planet. The acorn is symbolic of the rainforest, its importance and how it is our first duty to save it.”
The Vivienne Westwood palladium jewelry collection will be demonstrated to the public at an event during London Fashion Week in February 2011.
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