Last week I was invited to sit "frow" at the super cool and laid back Cafe 1001 in Brick Lane to attend the May Daze Clothing Curiosity Shop Fashion Show and after party.
This show intrigued me as it showcased collections from local independent designers who sell in the surrounding boutiques, websites and ASOS marketplace. Even the hairstylists were local and with Mac makeup artists doing all the make up, the models looked uber sexy. Some of the designers that took part included Aimee Du, Artisan S, Bill and Mar, Dolly Dare, London Loves LA, Raphael Roggendorf and Twinne, and it was amazing to see just where their inspiration came from.
The night started off with a cool folk band Freddie and the Hoares playing a set and then the show started. I didn't manage to take great pictures as it was quite dark but I did get to capture a few of the pieces.
Photos c/o Cafe 1001
My favourite look was most definitely the Dolly Dare collection and mix of rockabilly and tutu's! Aimee Du took us back in time with digital prints, embroidery and lace, and London Loves LA showed us just what a 90s teenage runaway encompassed. Some of the designers described London as being adventurous, a big party, a mix of eras and I have to agree after viewing this show London is definitely one of the most fashionable and versatile cities in the world.
Thanks to Melissa and Sophie for the invite and all the organisers that put the show together, I look forward to the next curiosity shop ;)
Marsha C xoxo