Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business
Photographer: Andreea Bogdan/Bloomberg Business

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.
Pelucas
Pelucas

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

 

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Jamal and Raj
Jamal and Raj

Where: Ridley Road Market shopping village
Wearing: Vintage

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Thayna
Thayna

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

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James
James

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

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Steve
Steve

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

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Alice
Alice

Where: Dalston Junction
Wearing: Topshop jacket 

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Raggo Zulu Rebel
Raggo Zulu Rebel

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

Laura
Laura

Where: Kingsland Road
Wearing: Vintage

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Ramon
Ramon

Where: Hunter Gather Cafe, Shoreditch
Wearing: Vintage

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Colin
Colin

Where: Curio Cabal café
Wearing: Junya Watanabe trousers

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Tony
Tony

Where: Kingsland Road
Wearing: Vintage

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Clive “Ironfist” Myers
Clive “Ironfist” Myers

Where: Kingsland Road
Wearing: Vintage

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Gerard
Gerard

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

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Jane
Jane

Where: Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Wearing: Studio Nicholson

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Mark
Mark

Where: Kingsland Road
Wearing: Vintage

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Sara
Sara

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

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Asashi
Asashi

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

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Joe
Joe

Where: Beyond Retro, a vintage shop
Wearing: Vintage

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Abdul
Abdul

Where: Kingsland Road
Wearing: Vintage

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