''In celebration of The Queen of British Fashion & in conjunction with London Fashion week 2016, this is my homage to an extraordinary woman, Dame Vivienne Westwood DBE RDI '' - Michelle Deyna - Hayward
''I have named my portrait "Rebel with a cause" because I am fascinated by the juxtaposition between the young, caring, sensitive, yet stoic Vivienne from Tintwistle, Cheshire & the rebellious anti establishment designer she became. Her designs shaped the 1970's UK Punk scene & from 1 shop in the Kings Rd, Chelsea, to 4 in London, she expanded worldwide & is an instantly recognisable icon for our times.
An international businesswoman & diplomat, not only for British Fashion but an avid activist for many political causes.CND, Climate Change, Fracking, Civil Rights, Factory Farming & a basic good moral code in life, all have the support of Vivienne Westwood.
For this reason I chose to depict my subject as Boudica. A woman with a purpose. Activist, campaigner & on the...