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The WikiLeaks founder expounds on the strength and support of his champion
— September 30, 2017 —
Interview by Sophie Bew
Since her punk days at Seditionaries, Vivienne Westwood’s career has been charged with political purpose. Among numerous fights, be they concerning environmental issues or global trade and responsibility, her championing of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning’s innocence has been a key pursuit. As such, Westwood has made regular visits to Assange at the Embassy of Ecuador (where he has claimed diplomatic asylum for the last five years) and dedicated numerous shows and public platform opportunities to his cause. In turn, the WikiLeaks founder has gleaned and cherished great strength and energy from the formidable designer. A 30-page portfolio in AnOther Magazine Autumn/Winter 2017 examines the impact of the designers Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler, and would be incomplete without the voices of their key collaborators. This talk with Julian Assange is one of a series of discussions assessing the brave and bold world of Westwood.
AnOther Magazine: I just wanted to talk to you about your relationship with Vivienne Westwood and wondered if you could tell me about how it began?
Julian Assange: Vivienne was a strong supporter of Chelsea Manning when Chelsea was originally arrested and so we came in contact through that.
AM: And can you tell me a little bit about the exchange? I believe she comes to visit often, and you’ve worked together a lot. What are those visits like?
JA: Well I see her every few weeks, she’s very bright and tough, one of the toughest women that I have met in the United Kingdom.