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Alternative Fashion Week: A Snapshot

By suke Last edited 56 months ago
Alternative Fashion Week: A Snapshot
'My Monsters' by Jylle Navarro
'My Monsters' by Jylle Navarro
Playsuit Parlour by Babs Behan
Playsuit Parlour by Babs Behan
'Mimicry' by Francisco Sanchez- Canete
'Mimicry' by Francisco Sanchez- Canete
'Wonderland' by Victoria Bramwell
'Wonderland' by Victoria Bramwell
'Beauty in Decay' by Gemma-Eve McDonald
'Beauty in Decay' by Gemma-Eve McDonald
'My Musical Jewellery Box' by Georgia Nash
'My Musical Jewellery Box' by Georgia Nash
'The Wild beauty of the Soul' by Barbara D'Altoe
'The Wild beauty of the Soul' by Barbara D'Altoe
' En Skogforhekselse' by Tonje Arnesen
' En Skogforhekselse' by Tonje Arnesen
'Rags, Tags and a Velvet Gown' by CoolTan Arts Batik Group
'Rags, Tags and a Velvet Gown' by CoolTan Arts Batik Group
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'Light Work for Golden Hands' by Adrienne Forde
'Light Work for Golden Hands' by Adrienne Forde

Alternative Fashion Week (AFW) 2012's takeover of Spitalfields this last week brought with it just about everything the creative spectrum of fashion design could possibly offer.

Emerging designers, from near and far, let rip their fertile imaginations to create collections ranging from the height of elegance and sophistication to the downright rebellious and outrageous. Stylishly and quirkily carried off by a similarily diverse range of models, 14 catwalk shows a day ensured some truly unforgettable moments; Jylle Navarro's knitted 'Swamp Things', in a riot of neons, were a force to be reckoned with, Georgia Nash, as always, on point in delivering the epitome of  luxurious, quirky elegance,  Norwegian Tonje Arnesen's animalistic warriors from an enchanted forest were delightfully dream-like and Venetian Barbara D'Altoe's wonderful use of rubber tyres created an awesome vision of Post-Apocalyptica. Props to band The Mannequins who pulled off a fitting soundtrack for each show.

With a commitment towards innovation, inclusion and encouraging all things eco, AFW, organised by Alternative Arts, adds a real depth of flavour to London's fashion circuit. They'll be back in April 2014.

Last Updated 21 April 2012

Paul

surely there were menswear in the past week.  I've only seen one example of menswear.  There ought to be more, as the menswear market is virtually as big as womans wear.

MOSTphotography

you can see my shots from AFW at www.mostphotography.blogspot.c...

Babsbehan

The second image is actually a "Miss Butterfly" silk wrap dress by Playsuit Parlour

www.playsuitparlour.com

Tonje

Hi, Thanks for blogging about me :) Hope you enjoyd the show :) 
www.tonje1989.wordpress.com 

Jylle navarro

Great photo of my work. Thanks

eve

I think their like sea creatures.. peace ^_^

Adrienne Ford

love the pic of my work thaks for including me www.adriennehonie.com