Vivienne Westwood’s passions for politics and fashion go hand in hand. There may be serious messages behind her collections but Westwood, nevertheless, produces beautiful, covetable clothes. As usual, for spring/summer 2012 Westwood worked with a plethora of fabrics and colours, including pastel satins and metallic brocades. The result was eveningwear with a kick, heavily embroidered and embellished corsets and cocktail dresses. Who says environmental campaigners can’t be chic?