While I personally prefer not to write about political issues publicly, I found the fact, that lingerie has managed to become embroiled in the heated dispute about secret prisons, very odd indeed.
Joe Corre, son of fashion industry icon Vivienne Westwood and co-founder of Agent Provocateur, has regularly taken stands against war, the establishment and political agendas in general. His recent design created in support of Reprieve, the human rights organization and Corre’s own Humanade, were presented by his mother while showing her Red Label Fall/Winter 2008 Collection. The bright orange panties wear the slogan and powerful message “Fair Trade My Arse”.
Because the panties were made in direct objection to the prisons around the world who practice human rights violations, the bright orange was chosen symbolizing the prison jumpsuits worn by inmates. The panties will be sold in Agent Provocateur stores in the US and the UK.
Known for his outspoken actions, in 2007, Joe Corre, rejected the prestigious MBE Award (Members of the Most Honorable Order of the British Empire).