The moment I arrived at Troxy, East London on Saturday June 13 and saw the hoards of people queuing outside with their Louboutins, Balenciagas and fur stoles in the sweltering heat, I knew it was going to be a good show.
Trekking all the way to Tower Hamlets in heels turned out to be a good decision after all…
Rip The Runway UK a biennial event that fuses fashion and music together in one show. Evolving from a local talent and fashion show established in 2009, it is now highly regarded among both industry insiders and the general public and serves as a space for aspiring models and unsigned artists to promote and showcase their creative skills and talents.
Working alongside some of the most prominent names in the industry, it is an event that truly unites the community.
I had the privilege of sitting front row (next to grime royalty Krept and Konan no less) and saw stunning collections from Mama’s Boutique, Morts and More, Nicole Veronique and my old favourite ODF Clothing.
After DJ Sarah Harrison had warmed up the crowd, performances included Fuse ODG, Rough Copy, the Compozers, Cherri V, J Hus and my new favourite violinist Daj Jordan and the night was hosted by the gorgeous Maya Jama and hilarious Eddie Kadi.
My verdict? Well worth the walk, and the wait. See you in 2017?