London Street Style: Brick Lane

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Brick Lane Market on a Sunday is typically buzzing with both tourists and locals strolling through the stalls selling fresh fruit and veg, street food from various cuisines and second-hand books and antiques.

The Main Street is just one of London’s many urban artistic hubs; graffiti art covers the concrete walls and every few metres musicians are performing their own unique sound.

The food and music aren’t the only things that attract the chaotic crowds of people; the countless vintage clothing stores, such as Rokit and Blitz, make Brick Lane a gold mine for vintage finds and the place to be for some street style inspiration.

Artefact has been to meet some of those out hunting for bargains.

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Emily Rawsthorne at Brick Lane Market wearing Levis jeans and Comme Des Garçon converse

Name: Emily Rawsthorne

Age: 21

Occupation: Fashion Marketing Student and PR Assistant

From: Northampton

Style inspiration: “I would say I get inspiration classic old movies and TV shows. Like Pretty Woman, Rachel and Monica from Friends. I love retro classic Levis jeans and white tee’s. I like oversized and shapeless pieces with a feminine touch.”

Favourite item: Shoes, Comme des Garçon Converse

Instagram: @emraws







picture by Elana Dickson

Fashion student wearing Places and Faces bumbag, Nike trainers and Columbia coat

Name: Ekdanai Jaisa Ard

Age: 23

Occupation: Fashion Styling Student

From: Thailand, living in San Fransisco

Favourite item: rings

Instagram: @thankk_k








Rings on Ekdanai Jaisa Ard














Chris McGuire outside his market stall on Brick Lane

Name: Chris Maguire

From: Southampton

Occupation: vintage clothing market trader at Brick Lane Market and director of Clubhouse Clothing

Style inspiration: “I find pieces that I like and try and merge them together in an attempt to be different and feel cool. I am influenced by the people I surround myself with and try to support them however I can. For instance, the trousers are from some of my friends that are trying to create their own brand, the scarf is from an old boss doing her own thing, the coat is just TK Max and I made the jacket myself.”

Instagram: @mcguireee






Olivia and Joe outside a vintage clothing store

Name: Olivia Donnelly and Joe Moyle

Age: both 17

Occupation: both students

Style inspiration: “I use Depop a lot, Depop is the way forward; you can get items a lot cheaper there. We’re kind of co-ordinated today, both wearing Kappa.”

Favourite items: Olivia’s Kappa trousers and Joe’s Kappa puffa jacket also from Kappa

Instagram: @oliviadnnelly & @jjoe1036


Hannah Edwards outside Rokit clothing store

Name: Hannah Edwards

From: Australia

Style inspiration: “Today, my boyfriend was just like ‘get out of the housemate.’ I just throw on whatever, I don’t really have a style. I’m wearing mostly Primark and cheap shit.”

Favourite item: Coat from Monki

Instagram: @hellwards


Louis Benzouita at Brick Lane market

Name: Louis Benzuoita

Age: 20

Occupation: Music performance student and singer/songwriter

From: Cologne, Germany

Style inspiration: “I would say my style is quite urban, I like to play with colours and have a contrast in my outfits. I also like layering and wearing baggy clothes. I get a lot of inspiration from people on Instagram.”

Favourite item: shoes from Converse

Instagram: @louisbnz










All images by Elana Dickson

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