Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
Street Style

Is Hackney London’s Most Stylish Neighborhood?

While all eyes were on the runways for London Collections Men, we turned our attention to Hackney, a once-gritty eastern borough that has, in recent years, become a wellspring of artists, foodies, and vintage enthusiasts (old and young alike). “A lot of the people that I photographed said, ‘You should have seen this area a few years ago! Few people were brave enough to walk these rough streets,’” relayed London-based photographer Andreea Bogdan, our eyes and ears on the ground. “But more than in other places, those whom I met and photographed were really up for a conversation. It really felt like a community.” Herewith, a cross-section of Hackney’s diverse, trend-defying style.

  1. Pelucas
    1

    Pelucas

    Where: Pump Shoreditch, a street food market
    Wearing: Vintage

     

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  2. Jamal and Raj
    2

    Jamal and Raj

    Where: Ridley Road Market shopping village
    Wearing: Vintage

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  3. Thayna
    3

    Thayna

    Where: Shoreditch
    Wearing: Rag and Bone top, Céline shoes and bag

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  4. James
    4

    James

    Where: Beyond Retro, a vintage shop
    Wearing: Burberry shirt, Ray-Ban sunglasses

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  5. Steve
    5

    Steve

    Where: Kingsland Road
    Wearing: Gap jeans, Uniqlo socks, Loake shoes

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  6. Alice
    6

    Alice

    Where: Dalston Junction
    Wearing: Topshop jacket 

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  7. Raggo Zulu Rebel
    7

    Raggo Zulu Rebel

    Where: De Beauvoir Town, Haggerston
    Wearing: Adidas top, balancing beads

  8. Laura
    8

    Laura

    Where: Kingsland Road
    Wearing: Vintage

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  9. Ramon
    9

    Ramon

    Where: Hunter Gather Cafe, Shoreditch
    Wearing: Vintage

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  10. Colin
    10

    Colin

    Where: Curio Cabal café
    Wearing: Junya Watanabe trousers

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  11. Tony
    11

    Tony

    Where: Kingsland Road
    Wearing: Vintage

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  12. Clive “Ironfist” Myers
    12

    Clive “Ironfist” Myers

    Where: Kingsland Road
    Wearing: Vintage

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  13. Gerard
    13

    Gerard

    Where: Hackney Pirates learning space 
    Wearing: Vintage jacket and western shirt, bespoke trousers

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  14. Jane
    14

    Jane

    Where: Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
    Wearing: Studio Nicholson

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  15. Mark
    15

    Mark

    Where: Kingsland Road
    Wearing: Vintage

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  16. Sara
    16

    Sara

    Where: Kingsland Road
    Wearing: Raoul kimono, vintage jeans, Maison Martin Margiela shoes

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  17. Asashi
    17

    Asashi

    Where: Shoreditch station
    Wearing: Vintage jacket, Ray-Ban sunglasses, L.L. Bean bag

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  18. Joe
    18

    Joe

    Where: Beyond Retro, a vintage shop
    Wearing: Vintage

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
  19. Abdul
    19

    Abdul

    Where: Kingsland Road
    Wearing: Vintage

    Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business