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Alternative Fashion Week 2010 at Spitalfields Market: more from Day 5

The final round up from Alternative Fashion Week 2010, including some memorable collections from Cristiane Chaves and Wilfried Pletzinger, and the fabulous models of Waltham Forest College in recycled sock dresses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Alternative Fashion Week Day 5 2010 Waltham Forest College
All photography by Amelia Gregory.

Born in Brazil but resident of Milan, no rx Cristiane Chaves brought us a 'subliminal message of seduction from Italy' with her Cyberwitch look. A google search on this designer throws up an intriguing website Temporary Label, prostate which suggests that Cristiane puts a lot of thought into the execution of her work, using dissolvable labels that remove all trace of the original designer's input. I think you'd want to remember who'd designed these highly accomplished draped and roped garments if you managed to get your paws on one.

Alternative Fashion Week Day 5 2010 Cristiane Chaves
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Alternative Fashion Week at Spitalfields: Hatastic!

On Monday 19th April 2010 Alternative Fashion Week featured Hatastic! by Chloe Haywood. Read on for pictures and thoughts on these recycled hats and fascinators.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This week I have been mostly attending Alternative Fashion Week in Spitalfields market, buy more about every day at lunchtime. Every day that is except Monday, see when I forgot […]


Sustainable Fashion – an oxymoron?

The earth section reflects on London Fashion Week...

Written by Zofia Walczak

J Maskrey shone through at London Fashion Week as one of the most individual shows I saw during my time there; no doubt a favourite. Producing a collection of ‘body […]


LU FLUX – Sowing old fabrics into something new.


Written by Aindrea Emelife

“The clothes act as an antithesis to the way of the disposable modern world, store making something new out of something old, website reducing waste and consuming less” Lu Flux […]

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Clements Ribeiro’s Ethical Half & Half Project

London 2009

Written by Becky Cope

On Monday evening as the sun set and the lights from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) blared onto the street, ask over a hundred protesters gathered to […]


Charlotte Daffern – Not your stereotypical designer

Innovative Fabric Design

Written by Sally Mumby - Croft

Charlotte Daffern’s playful statement jewellery borders on the completely eccentric, this whilst tackling ideas of gender and national stereotype. The work re-visits the 1950’s as a result of the surge […]


Goodone Clothing – Ethically desirable

Clothes to fit your ethically minded morals

Written by Becky Cope

Turner Prize Enrico David, price treatment Roger Hiorns, search Lucy Skaer and Richard Wright are the lucky shortlisted ones on the Turner Prize’s notepad this year and it’s been noted […]