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London Fashion Week is over after 6 days of catwalks, but fashion is not only the one you see during the runway, people wear clothes every day and they want to show off their look to the crowd.

Here  are some shots taken at Somerset House during London Fashion Week SS 2012. They are bizarre, classic, colorful, serious, and much more… Enjoy!

 

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Issa London

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London Fashion Week

Posted: September 23, 2010 in fashion
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SIx days of pure fashion during the London Fashion Week and six days of hard work. Many designers show their new collection for next year. Different styles: classical, modern,  colorful, black and white, etc. It has been a nice experience.

Jasper Conran

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Saturday September 11th.

I take two bus to get to the secret location in Dalston. I have the address and the name of the Club: BOYS CLUB. I look for it, but it is so difficult to find it. I ask someone in the street, but they don’t knowexactly where it is. Ok. I decide to go back to the bus stop and have a look the map there. So, now I know where the street is located. I find it but at the number I have I can see a sort of house which looks like a church and finally I can read on the top of the main door BOYS CLUB. Great news. I knock the door and someone open it. At the entrance a couple of guys were chatting in front of decadent stairs and old frames on the wall. I go through another door and a nice lady seats at a table with the light of only one candle. I told her my name and explain that I talked by email with Die-Freche Muse but she says that this is the name of the party, while she is looking for my name with difficulty. Finally after 2 minutes she find myself and I have free access. The light is very low, the place is surreal, the music is from the 40’s and the people wearing vintage clothes is busy for drinking and chatting. The atmosphere is amazing. Lovely girls are around. They are really fascinating. Baron Von Sanderson is the organizer of the event. On the balcony upstairs people smoke and slowly the room, during the night, smell of smoke. A nice Asian woman perform burlesque, a singer sing live French songs while a gentleman play a classical guitar. The dj plays vintage music and people have fun dancing in couple, like many years ago. There is also a group of very young guys. Vintage doesn’t have age!!!!

During my project about the gospel church in Elephant and Castle I knew many very good Nigerian people and one of them, Emma, invited me to go to a traditional Nigerian pre-wedding ceremony last Sunday. I arrive there and the room is full of women wearing traditional colourful clothes, on the left side there was the bride’s family and many women are wearing purple clothes, which is the family colour for long time, and white clothes because of the virginity of the groom. On the right the groom’s family is very colourful. In the middle they are boxes of coke, whisk, one luggage and other goods. The groom has to pay thousands pounds to get married with his girlfriend. People celebrate with dance and music and I see many people giving 1 dollar notes to the bride and her mother. Lot of nice food for everyone. It is a good fun.

It is time for the New Sheridans Club summer party “The Far Pavilions” at Salon d’Etè. An amazing vintage atmosphere, the right music, the right clothes, the right people. Candles on the tables light up the guests with a warm light, a lovely singer on the stage performs with a band, a funny game is played on the stage, shooting a flying piece of crispy bread is the goal. The social aspect is at the peak and never as now I really feel to be back in the past. I am really fascinated by a lovely woman who is wearing a Victorian dress, her elegance is something indescribable. Mirrors on the wall reflect the person dancing on the floor swing, couples chatting with charm and off course many people have fun drinking and get drunk. This has been the same for ages. Incredible night!!

Another night spent for my project about retro socialising. I went to the New Sheridans Club Night at The Wheatsheaf, where I knew many members of this vintage club.

Evadne Raccat talked about “pretty ladies in pretty dresses” with an elaboration of The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball. Held in 1897, this fancy-dress party, with royal guests of honour, was notable because Lafayette set up a photo booth and made records of many of the costumes, giving an insight into the telling ways that different guests interpreted the code of historical or exotic dress.

This is my first event of vintage, The Chap Olympiad. I am at Bedford Square in London and it seems to be in the 40s. Back to the past for few hours. Music, games, food and vintage clothes. Many beautiful ladies seat on the grass having pic-nic, chatting and take a cup of tea. People dance and have fun, men smoke pipes.

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