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The Alternative Fashion Fest


Alternative Fashion Fest is the first of it’s kind: A Socially conscious Fashion Show aimed at showcasing fashion design talent and retail brands local to each city we visit, whilst raising funding and awareness for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and other charities in the anti-bullying, anti-hate crime, social inclusion and diversity sector. Lindy, PR manager of Alternative Fashion Fest, gave me the low down on what’s to be expected at their Preston and Manchester dates:


We have the most fabulous and diverse cast of models and performers ever to grace a runway, with fabulous music, entertainment and fashion all wrapped up in a big dose of tolerance and positive body image.

The soundtrack to the night got the biggest applause on our pilot show with some rockin’ tunes and kick ass mainstream/metal mash-ups to give you a taste of our amazing subculture and what we have to offer.

Whether you’re a designer, a keen sponsor or just wanting to spectate, we look forward to entertaining you with a show like nothing you have seen before. Roll up! we’re coming to a city near you!


And what’s even better is that there are some pretty awesome celebrities lined up at the next couple of shows too!! You can currently purchase tickets for the Preston, Manchester, London and Birmingham shows online at Eventbrite here. A proportion of all ticket sales is split 50/50 between a local charity from each city we tour and our own chosen charity, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Love Sick London – A Bold & Colourful Couple Fashion Shoot

LSL (23 of 43)

Today I get to introduce you to the awesome Love Sick London – A Camden based clothing company that draws inspiration from our diverse backgrounds and surroundings in London. Verity Quirk of Rabbit & Pork Photography shared this awesome shoot to showcase Love Sick London‘s awesome clothing and also to show off awesome tattooed couple Kate Van Doren and Mike Williams.

LSL (18 of 43)

Love Sick London was born out of a love for Tattoos, tattoo design and big illustrations. From basement tattoo parlours to hipster hangouts, our aim is to bring high quality, fair trade and organic materials with big statement prints to the market. Established in 2013, we have gone from strength to strength, working with very talented illustrators and artists all over the UK we have gone from follower to follower on social media, with Instagram being our biggest selling tool to date.


Our products have been brought worldwide, from Hong Kong to Columbia and our biggest customers seem to be our brothers and sisters up in bonny Scotland.  As the company grows we hope to expand by having our products stocked in boutiques and high street chains. Love Sick London was not born from heartbreak but from a Sick Love of London.

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Today I’m pleased as punch to introduce you to Young Love Apparel – an independent UK based clothing label for girls and boys! I, the lucky lady, had the chance to speak with the creators of YLA recently:

“Hi there, we are Jo and Sean from Young Love Apparel // YLA
Young Love Apparel is an alternative clothing brand, made for girls and boys.
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