The Real Heart of London
Technically I have known for a while that East London is where you need to be, big designer names like Kane and the institution that is Fashion East have studios there, hell there is so much style that there can be style blogs dedicated to this area code alone. Hackney House opened its doors again to showcase some of the best fashion talent Hackney and the East have to offer, there was plenty to see and do with an installation by Robert Storey featuring a plethora of British talent including Georgia Hardinge, Hermione De Paula, and Christopher Raeburn. Live demonstrations from the Tatty Devine technicians putting together their signature handmade perspex kitsch pieces, as well as the opportunity to print your own scarves with Patternity. Complementary nails by Wah, and a Workshop by Here Today Here tomorrow gave the public the opportunity to learn to knit, and sew. London College of Fashion for those that did not know are also based at Curtain Road the speciality fashion, textile and design courses were also present with a static graduate showcase; the highlight of my day finally meeting Piers Atkinson and his invitation to wear Rhiannas cherries. Hackney House is essentially a pop up space only open during the Olympic and Paralympic games so make sure to check out their itinerary spanning tech, creative, tourism, fashion, and food. Check out the Adorngirl Facebook page and ‘like to see more pictures from the venue.