Vivienne Westwood on turning punk

Vivienne Westwood has said that becoming a punk in the seventies was he way of changing the world.

Speaking to Vogue, the 71-year-old designer said: "I was so upset with what was going on in the world. I just couldn't stand the idea of being people tortured and that we even had such a thing as war. I hated the older generation, who had not done anything about it. Punk was a call-to-arms for me."

She added: "The bravery shown by Azza Suleiman who dared to stand up for another woman who was being beaten, and paid a heavy price in doing so, is both awe-inspiring and humbling,.

"Not only has Azza suffered physical trauma at the hands of those who had a basic responsibility to protect her, she suffered a further blow in being denied the justice she is owed. This is shambolic. I urge everyone to be trendsetters for Azza Suleiman. Let's make it one fashion which everyone will want to follow."