Independent East London Fashion Part 1

Independent British fashion was the order of the day with this look, the statement piece coming from one of my most comfortable pair of trousers. Found off the beaten path, independent fashion, Brick Lane will always be one of my go-to’s – you can find anything from a vintage leather jacket to small British designers, making on a small scale and selling no-two-are-alike collections. You can spend hours walking end to end and still not have discovered all the long street and its adjacent lanes have to offer.

My trousers were picked up in one of my favourite shopping haunts – Twins Diverse. Inspired by the concept of a single source – in this case, design duo Silvio Orrico and Sonia Tauhid – spawning two unique personalities, the his-and-her wares at Twins Diverse share the same DNA, but little else. While the men’s line of graphic tees, denim and a standout yellow biker jacket skews casual, the more delicate, dressier women’s pieces include Euro-chic skirts and trousers with intricate pleats and scalloped edges. For affordable pieces (my trousers cost around £70) that you will wear again and again have a wander down the lane if you live this side of the pond – 194 Brick Lane, E1 6SA, London.

Sadly, their website leaves a lot to be desired and gives little away about the incredible pieces they design, but even though the online shopping platform renders their designs nearly inaccessible, it is still worth visiting the boutique if you are in East London. With this look I wore my  Awe necklace – it travels with me nearly everywhere. AWE pieces are expertly designed and meticulously crafted in sterling silver or 14k gold vermeil. Housed in luxurious packaging, each AWE design is  accented with a peridot, the gemstone of renewal and self-empowerment.  20% of every sale goes to one of four National Charity Partners who save lives and help those in need. You can find out more about the brand here.

My gorgeous earrings are from Toolally. Inspired by the 60s, the brand offers something iconic for your jewellery collection – entertaining design, modernist architecture and gleaming colour palettes. Handcrafted in Britain and made from acrylic, this particular style is called the ‘HRH – Ice White’ and is inspired by the regal Cleopatra.

Photo credit: Brandon Hickman

WEAR THE LOOK: T-Shirt – Frost & Onyx  | Trousers – Twins Diverse | Earrings – Toolally | Shoes – Grenson | Necklace – Awe