Hackney- the hub of cool. Where fashion, music and art formulate to create a unique style, sound and vision in the East End quarter. With vintage finds, underground tea rooms and warehouse raves buried within every corner (the latter I’m still feeling the effects of from Friday night!) the local authorities have now put in place plans for a luxurious fashion destination, similar to Cotswolds shopping centre Bicester Village, to be built at the heart of Hackney.
The plan site will be based next to Burberry’s factory outlet, already situated at Chatham Place near Hackney Central station and Pringle, who plan to open a new store next door taking over The Duke of Wellington pub on Morning Lane, alongside many designer studios situated here including J.W. Anderson, Piers Atkinson and Christopher Kane. With tourists already visiting the area, making full use of its diversity from the West and the standard London landmarks that appear in every guidebook, the plan is to capitalise on its style success and summer of triumph over at neighbouring Stratford. As reported by The Financial Times, an estimated £5 million will be used in turning the space into a forte of cafes, shops, restaurants and bars creating 200 jobs in its path.
Whether you agree or disagree with such a complex being built in the fashion hub of cool, it is certainly safe to say, the East is still making quite an impression on fashion.
Sian @ FashionBite xx