From medieval cloth dying to Huguenot silk weavers to the garment production of the 19th century, East End has always been intrinsically linked to the fashion industry. Discover the top fashion spots in East London.
The East End of London seems to be the everlasting haven for London’s trendy brigade. Today, the area is a source of inspiration and a must-go for all fashionista.
Strolling around areas such as Shoreditch, Broadway Market and Columbia Road will give one the chance to see absolutely unique outfits. People are imbued with an innate sense of style and skillfully blend all kind of fashion trends with any particular taste. Luckily, you might even see famous faces as happened to me when I crossed my path with Nicolas Ghesquière.
East London is all about striking and alternative fashion. The culturally rich and artistically diverse area of Dalston is home to the headquarters of prestigious fashion brands such as MAWI London and J.W. Anderson. The brick walls under the bridges in this area seem to be the coolest location for fashion labels such as Acne and Loewe to place their creative billboards.
Those looking for an exciting shopping area must head to Brick Lane, a cultural treasure set in the heart of the district. Lurking at the feet of ultra-modern skyscrapers, Brick Lane is a haven of eccentricity which hosts amazing vintage clothing stores alongside curry houses, bagel bakeries, antique outlets and galleries.
Another highlighted fashion spot in East London is the historic Christ Church Spitalfields, located few steps away from Brick Lane. This majestic building is well known to be the place where Jack the Ripper used to pick up his victims as well as the stage chosen by Alexander Mcqueen to celebrate his controversial show Dante in 1996.
After this extensive fashion stroll, one can take a rest at Shoreditch’s Jaguar Shoes. This bar and exhibition space is the meeting point for the fashion crowd in East London and hosts regular DJ nights and temporary art exhibitions.
Here, my hot fashion spots in the East London! Check out this article for the best fashion spots in Paris.