Iconic British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood is teaming up with London nightclub Fabric to host Mad Max themed club night with music from A Guy Called Gerald.
The night, titled Switch will be based around Westwood's Climate Revolution charity and is advertises as “an exclusive night in aid of climate change”.
Alongside guest DJ sets, there will also be a speech from Westwood at the event and a talk from the green energy founder of Ecotricity, Dale Vince.
The dress code for the event is stated on the poster as “Mad Max”. This is to represent the continuation of Westwood’s environmental activism and reflecting what she has incorporated into her latest designs. She has previously stated that switching to green energy is the “one truly political act you can make as an individual”.
It hasn’t been long since Fabric reopened after a public battle over licensing regulations. Their opening eveniJanuary 16, 2017
The iconic venue was closed last summer following the deaths of two 18-years-old revellers who took drugs at the 2,500-person capacity club.
Its future in London was hanging by a thread following this license revoking.
The subsequent #saveourculture campaign triggered masses of support from both the public and stars of the industry, including drum and bass legend Goldie and tech-house DJ Seth Troxler who spoke on national news to support the campaign.
Following the fantastic and supportive response, the campaign raised over £300,000 to pay the club’s legal fees. The club eventually reached an out of court agreement with Islington Council and the Metropolitan Police in November but was forced to adhere to strict security polices to combat the drug use.
Fabric's closure was one of dance music's biggest stories in 2016 and was characterised by an overwhelming show of support from club-goers from around the world.
FiveJanuary 11, 2017