Camden Fashion

Camden Town is a great place to shop if you like clothes that are a bit unusual. You'll see some very strange clothes in this video and you'll also find out what a Cyber-Goth is!


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Camden Market is made up of many different markets. The first market was called Camden Lock because it was next to the canal. It first opened in 1972 and is now one of the largest markets in the UK.

Half a million people visit Camden market each week. And with hundreds of stalls, there’s something for everyone. But Camden is best known for fashion and famous for punk.

Everyone knows what punk fashion is but 30 years ago it didn’t even exist. Clothes like this seem quite normal now. In the 1970s it shocked many people because it had never been seen before.  

Punks were young people who were anti-government, anti-popular music and anti-fashion. Punk music was loud, wild and about breaking all the rules. Punk style was the same.

Punks created their own cheap fashion with torn clothes, safety pins and spiky hair. 

Punk fashion is still here today and it’s still about rejecting ordinary fashion and standing out, but there are lots of ways of looking different.

Camden isn’t the only place for fashion. London Fashion Week, held twice a year, is a great place to see clothes by British designers and the latest new fashion trends. 

British fashion is very important; creatively it’s very important all around the world. Lots of the kind of fashion trends that you and I end up wearing started out on the catwalks in London.

British fashion is different from the fashion that comes from different countries around the world. Often the shape of the clothes is a bit more aggressive - maybe a bit sharper and we try to come up with looks that are a bit more imaginative so possibly they’re less wearable, less classic clothing, but always very exciting. 

Back in Camden there are still many other fashion trends. People mix different ideas and create new looks. Another style that really stands out is Cyber-Goth. 

So this is one of Europe’s biggest Cyber-Goth shops. What’s a Cyber-Goth? Take a look at these.

Carmen: So Jack, what exactly is a Cyber-Goth?

Jack: A Cyber-Goth is someone that doesn’t think about what other people think about them. And it’s someone with a very strong fashion sense. It’s kind of a mixture of varied stuff; like punk, Goth and American surfing scene.

Carmen: So, talk me through the influences of your look, the hair?

Jack: Well, my hair is a really, really lovely creation, I think. It takes everything from the punk style like colourful stuff – really standing out.

Carmen: The t-shirt?

Jack: My t-shirt is a Cyber-Goth futuristic style. It’s an exo-tubes top, which means, like, it shows the inside of my body. 

Carmen: The trousers?

Jack: I really like the American surfing scene – I’m really into that. So I wanted something to remind me of that, so I chose these really, really baggy trousers. 

Carmen: And finally the belt?

Jack: Twenty-first century.

So punk may be thirty years old but here in Camden it’s constantly evolving in the twenty-first century.


Do you like to wear the same type of clothes as your friends or do you try to look a bit different?

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Submitted by Batgirl on Sun, 12/23/2018 - 15:57

I like to look different from my friends. I try to wear the clothes they would never thought I would wear (something bright, creative, something not ordinary) I also like decorating my old boring T-shirts with embroideries to make them more interesting, and I'm sure that nobody of my friends has the same one.

Submitted by komet12 on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:11

I wear black clothes beacuase it proves that like rock music. I think that the people are free to wear the clothes that they like or that go according to their plearsures. i don´t like to look my friends.i love dark clothes. My friends wear clothes very different to my pleasures.

Submitted by uzmakinom on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:11

I don´t to like look mi friends. Ido not like the color black and colors dark in clothes. neither socks with skirt. my style is different. i like colors soft and assorted.

Submitted by zentry on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:10

I like wearing different clothes as my friends. I love to be different. I love green clothes, tracksuits and trainers. I don't like all the people wearing the same But if a person wants to radically change his appearance and lifestyle in uk is This his personal opinion and his right to do soThese people just want to stand out from the other.So I am not in right to judge them or praise this is a beaty styles

Submitted by LuisCarlos30 on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:10

It depends. There are some clother that I like borrowing from my friends. We share trousers and t-shirts, but we have differents styles: we combine the same clothes in a different way. Think what the styles punk no they are good. but
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Submitted by calamardo on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:08

i try to look a bit different. my friends are best to wear, my wear is simple with a t-shirt black of the my fandoms and a jeans. I really do not like the bright colors like the red, the yellow, the orange or other. my friends are most colorful that me and they are most money for the market most expensive of sops like "liverpool" or "cuidado con el perro". I'm poor TT-TT

Submitted by cristencitaflowww on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:08

By Ximena L.: In the video we see differents styles and differents concepts of fashion. I´d like the punks or cyber goth. Individuality is very important the differents styles because we people differents

Submitted by edugar45 on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:05

The Fashion British is very different to the others and very crazy, I don´t like the fashion because im think the clothes are ugly and not atractive. Each one (the peolpe) like a different fashion so im think the people we must respect the different pleasures to the other people.

Submitted by EliKim on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:03

Belive that is interesting the place, I would going, for know more about the style, the place too and the canal. The video sample things interesting about the place, for if any day I´m visiting London. I like the his hair, your style, your outfit. Not is something to use but I like it, is great!

Submitted by cristencitaflowww on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:02

"anti fashion" jajajaja. in the video we can see the different ideas of "fashion", from blackchanging rooms to colorful changing rooms along with catwalks attended by big celebrities and fashion desiners giving their point of veiw. An on the other different opinions of people who support their ponk culture

Submitted by fermerca on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:59

i think the clothing no sample the person who you are i like everything it that to represent to every person of that culture i liked that they made a video about this style because it makes us know as aere the different cities and person acept or no .

Submitted by sandiarts on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:58

I don´t like use the same clothes that my friends, obviously, my style is different. I thing, the people is free to use than want. Punk, rockeros, pop, fashion. Y love the clothes and the moda, but, I have mucho problems fot this in the street, principal whit mens. I don´t know be case do it, I don´t like it, but, what can I do?

Submitted by hugo23 on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:58

the video is interesting about the music punk is amazing. It's amazing to see the evolution of fashion i like the style punk and his clothes because wich person his style and i like different fashion

Submitted by canek_sotelo on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:58

well, i like the clothes that my friends use but i think is great wear the clothes that you can feel comfortable an happy i try to follow that kind of rule, i dont like the people who weares fashionable clothes an feels more tha the other people who dont use it for different reasons...

Submitted by Flobator on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:55

The video is amazing for the world because you can understand all with the culture punk and you can see the people use the clothes for example all colth is the colors darks and her make up too. in London the fashon week is diferect because all is very fashion and the colors are light and for me all is more cute.

Submitted by Croissant on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:55

The video was very interesting because the cyber-goth fashion is very crazy. They mix many types of clothes. T-shirts of color black or neon, baggy trousers. I never use that clothes I love my own style. I never mean what this type of market exist in the world.

Submitted by martmarq on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:54

I don´t like british and punk fashion, because is very informal and extravagant, in the punk fashion the clothes is completely dark and yours hairstyles are very crazy and rare. In the british fashion they are many colors in the outfit and makes it look bad and informal. I dislike this fashion, it´s something I would never use

Submitted by yosi on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:51

this place is really interesting. I don´t know about this place never but is cool this style it´s very creative and interesting with all things very rare. the style punk I think that is a style for people unic and very expressive. I like this style but i don´t use this outfit or chance my hair for a crazy hair.

Submitted by sheiksv1408 on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:37

i think the clothes you use its ok, i wear the clothes that i feel comfortable and happy and its good for me

Submitted by JMariel on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:40

We don´t like British fashion because we believe it is not wearable in Argentina. We don´t have any British clothes.

Submitted by JMariel on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:38

We believe the British fashion is boring and anti-fashion, because, we like another type of clothes, and the punk style is standing out for us. The London fashion week is outrageous. The cyber-goth is weird, because of the mixture of cyber and goth. We don´t have any British clothes

Submitted by JMariel on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:30

We think British fashion is so cool but I'm not going to wear it because i live in Argentina . People look diferent when they wear these clothes. I don't have British clothes

Submitted by JMariel on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:22

We think British Fashion is so cool, but we don't wear it because it isn't our style. Yes, we have a t-shirt with the underground logo.

Submitted by JMariel on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:17

I love British fashion

Submitted by JMariel on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:15

We think that the clothes are exciting and weird. We will never wear British clothes. The British fashion is a very strong and anti-fashion. We don´t have British clothes.

Submitted by engteach on Sat, 01/13/2018 - 23:09

I like fashion but I always try to have Something that makes me different because I hate meeting people wearing the same thing as me
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