1. This is Richie, an Irish lad whose favourite shop is the Oxfam in Dalston where he “battles for the bargains” with all the old ladies on Monday mornings.

2. Deep Lee is inspired by elegant old ladies she sees on the street.

3. Nicole’s style is African-inspired, layered and colourful

4. Matty says his style is “like Robin Hood went into a sweetshop!”

5. Momo Wang sells the little hats and brooches she makes by hand on Brick Lane every weekend.

The May issue of ELLE is now out in the UK, and one big reason to pick it up is to see the Central Saint Martin’s edition of Style Spy – featuring interviews by yours truly and photos by the talented Rasha Kahil. Everyone we worked with that day is currently in the fashion program at CSM and they were such a lovely, eccentric bunch of kids. I found that there was quite a big “Ethnic Raver” trend donned by the majority of the group and students throughout the halls – mostly worn by those living around Dalston, an area of London that is dense with market stalls and different cultures. Sadly not everyone could make it on the page, but above are some of our favourites. Check out more images on Rasha’s blog by clicking HERE xo