Brilliantly staged in the brand new Spitalfields Traders Market, the annual Swatch Alternative Fashion Week showcased the work of over 80 aspiring designers in March. Strutting down the catwalk, accompanied by live band The Fabric Four, the models showed a room of buyers, journalists and eager fashionistas that, with fresh talent, anything goes. Vogue caught up with some of the best-dressed onlookers to see what they thought.
Masuni Briozzo, 25, a graphic designer from London
"Designer Fiona Todd is a great friend of mine so I wanted to model this outfit to be part of her big show. The whole vibe was very Robert Palmer - the big glasses and the music element. I am wearing my own sneakers though."
Erika Marin, 24, an accessories designer from France
"Most of what I am wearing today was bought in Paris. I bought these red tights in TopShop but my shoes, skirt and coat are all from France, as well as my vintage glasses. My hat is the exception - it is from Accessorize, where I work as a designer."
Kim Hartwell, 18, a model from London
"Having just stepped off the catwalk, everything I am wearing is by designer Fiona Todd - except for the belt. This jacket is really lovely; the red bows are perfect with the tweed."
(Source: Vogue UK)