Vivienne Westwood's Son Plans to Burn His £5 Million GBP Punk Collection

Punk is dead. Long live punk.

By //Fashion

Joe Corré, co-founder of Agent Provocateur and son of Vivienne Westwood and Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, has announced his intentions to burn his expansive collection of punk memorabilia — worth an estimated £5 million GBP (approximately $7.2 million USD) — in response to celebrations surrounding the 40th anniversary of the Sex Pistols’ Anarchy in the UK release. Specifically, the event that Corré is protesting is called Punk London, which is jointly organized by the British Library and Museum of London among others, as well as receiving a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and (Corré alleges) support from the Queen and London mayor Boris Johnson.

“The Queen giving 2016, the year of punk, her official blessing is the most frightening thing I’ve ever heard,” Corré said in a statement. “Talk about alternative and punk culture being appropriated by the mainstream. Rather than a movement for change, punk has become like a fucking museum piece or a tribute act.” He continued: “A general malaise has now set in amongst the British public. People are feeling numb. And with numbness comes complacency. People don’t feel they have a voice anymore. The most dangerous thing is that they have stopped fighting for what they believe in. They have given up the chase. We need to explode all the shit once more.”

The burning will take place in London’s Camden area on November 26, and it looks like many pieces of punk fashion from Corré’s collection are set to face the flames. Supporters of the cause are also free to add their own items to the bonfire.

Read Full Article
Source
The Guardian
The Sex PistolsPunk

You may also like

Here Are Vivienne Westwood's Five Favorite Books
Fashion

Here Are Vivienne Westwood's Five Favorite Books

“Reading Matters, it’s the most concentrated form of experience we have.”
2,929 Hypes 0 Comments
Vivienne Westwood to Replace London Fashion Show With a Digital Presentation
Fashion

Vivienne Westwood to Replace London Fashion Show With a Digital Presentation

“Buy less, choose well, make it last.”
3,380 Hypes 1 Comments
London's V&A Museum Brings Sustainable Fashion to the Forefront
Arts

London's V&A Museum Brings Sustainable Fashion to the Forefront

Featuring pieces from Dries Van Noten, Vivienne Westwood & more.
1,192 Hypes 0 Comments
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on His Relationship With Vivienne Westwood and Fashion as Protest
Fashion

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on His Relationship With Vivienne Westwood and Fashion as Protest

“That’s a kind of epic trolling of the state.”
2,716 Hypes 0 Comments
Listen to Trippie Redd's Freestyle Over Jay-Z's "Family Feud"
Music

Listen to Trippie Redd's Freestyle Over Jay-Z's "Family Feud"

Channeling his inner Lil Wayne.
676 Hypes 2 Comments
LaVar Ball Has Plans to Make His Own $1,500 USD Big Baller Brand Sneaker
Footwear

LaVar Ball Has Plans to Make His Own $1,500 USD Big Baller Brand Sneaker

Joining his sons in the sneaker game.
3,894 Hypes 0 Comments


What to Read Next

#hypebeastkids: The Air Jordan Horizon Goes Green
Footwear

#hypebeastkids: The Air Jordan Horizon Goes Green

Just a little late for St. Patty’s.
1,297 Hypes 0 Comments

Tyler, The Creator Breaks Down the Music Video for "F*cking Young"
Music

Tyler, The Creator Breaks Down the Music Video for "F*cking Young"

Go behind-the-scenes on his music video shoot.
3,824 Hypes 0 Comments

Nike Introduces the Air Huarache in Python
Footwear

Nike Introduces the Air Huarache in Python

“Black Snakeskin.”
5,125 Hypes 0 Comments


Offset Gets Arrested Again
Music 

Offset Gets Arrested Again

For driving with a suspended license.
148 Hypes 0 Comments

Air Jordan 12 "French Blue" Release Postponed
Footwear

Air Jordan 12 "French Blue" Release Postponed

Just a little longer of a wait.
2,782 Hypes 0 Comments

F.C.R.B. Drops More Goods for on and off the Pitch
Fashion

F.C.R.B. Drops More Goods for on and off the Pitch

Ranging from functional sportswear to sideline essentials.
2,562 Hypes 0 Comments

More ▾