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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Alternative Fashion Week and Record Day Highlights

Alternative Fashion Week & Record Day

Saturday 21st April 2012

East London was buzzing this weekend with key events Alternative Fashion Week and Record day adding to the bustling atmospheric Shoreditch area. Alternative Fashion week-Spitalfields Trader’s Market is were we started our afternoon, arriving slightly later than planned meant we had to position strategically to get a good view of the catwalk.

Their were 15 designers showing from across the UK including Market designers who regularly trade in Spitalfields graced the catwalk. Designers included Honey Malaolu, Pamela Kikumu Rebecca Mears, Angela Gbemisola, Janet Law, Kharise Francis, Ros Hathorn and Nina Davies, to name a few. The pieces on show varied from sheer latex evening wear, Crocheted neck pieces, historically inspired clothing,1920s styled hats to intriguing knitwear.

Admitted I was eager to see Market designer and regular Friday trader Angela Gbemisola’s Str(angela)nd collection when God was a women Inspired by pre-history,Angela and I first met last November before her Spitalfields trading days, and familiar with the French designers one size fit’s all concept but keen to see it actualised on the Catwalk. The extraordinary thing is that it worked, two models walked alongside one another wore a size 8 and size 16, her unique design, detail and clever draping which translated through the sizes.
 It was a great event, lovely atmosphere and to not not all to my taste but some key pieces. I must say I will schedule in next year with friends, hopefully the event is warmer to enjoy the complementary Haagen-Dazs.

Record Day was well received!! Record Day at the
Idea Generation Gallery.

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