Conversations By ATIKA: International Women's Day by ATIKA London

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Conversations By ATIKA is a new series where our team discuss important topics. Today is International Women's Day and we got some of our lovely ladies from our team to answer a few questions.


1. Tell us about a woman that has inspired you.

2. What does self care mean to you?

3. What is your superpower?

4. What advice would you give to a younger you?

Thank you to everyone who got involved!

By: Roz

International Women's Day: REMIX by ATIKA London

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International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated worldwide on March 8 every year in the form of performances, talks, free and ticketed events, marches, workshops, festivals, and more. The theme this year is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change” which was created by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to put emphasis on women having a decisive role within emerging industries.

ATIKA London and REMIX have come together to celebrate and empower women including our very own makers Mary and Rosie. We asked them to talk about the powerful women who have had a big impact in their life and who inspire them the most.

Mary –
Who Has Inspired You the Most?
Katherine Hamnett

I’ve chosen Katherine Hamnett as she is not only a designer, but also an activist with strong political beliefs that affect the way she runs her business. She was one of the first to consider how damaging the fast fashion industry is on the environment and created slogan t-shirts to emphasise her political messages. I went to her talk last month to hear more about her activism and how she is changing the fashion industry. She is not just paying lip service, but she actively gets involved; in 2014 she took part in the Hackney Town Hall protest. I find her way of working and her desire to make a difference in the world inspiring. The REMIX team recently went to The Sustainable Angle which is a London Textile Fair to find more sustainable and environmentally friendly material for our next collection.

Rosie –
Who Has Inspired You the Most?

I was thinking about who I would choose and at first, I thought about picking someone like Solange, but I’ve decided to choose myself because I’m proud of how far I have come. I’ve worked really hard to get to where I am today, and I don’t think that you should want to be someone else. It is easy to forget or not realise how far you have come as it just happens gradually. In this day and age, you can get caught up in comparing yourself to others and wishing you had what somebody else had. I do struggle with my confidence and sometimes I need to remind myself that I am good enough. I also think that it is important to empower and be inspired by real people rather than just celebrities. It is alright to have bad days, but I keep reminding myself how far I have come. That is even more reason to be proud of myself for fighting against everything that I have had to deal with; especially as a woman. If you feel like you can’t do something, prove yourself wrong.

Charlie –
Who Has Inspired You the Most?
My Mum

Growing up, my mum was the one who raised me the most almost like she was a single mother. She wasn’t rich, but she was organised and cooked for three other people every single day. Even as an adult now I don’t cook for myself every day. After I moved out I began to realise just how much she did for me and also how expensive everything is. She always put other people in front of her, even sometimes too much. She stays in contact with me and checks on me all the time which is really sweet and thoughtful. When I moved to London she was the one to take me to the airport, she sends me care packages full of Dutch treats, and when she comes to visit from the Netherlands she has her suitcase full of food for me and hardly any clothes or things for herself. I know that she will be there whenever I need her.

Some inspirational quotes from some inspirational women:

Madonna – “I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.”

Irina Dunn – “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”

Rebecca West – “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat”.

Margaret Atwood – “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”

Cheris Kramarae – “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings”.

Emma Watson – “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. It’s about freedom. It’s about liberation. It’s about equality. I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it.” Creator of the HeForShe campaign.

Betty Friedan – “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor”.

Maya Angelou – “I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.”

Louise Brealey – “I’d like every man who doesn’t call himself a feminist to explain to the women in his life why he doesn’t believe in equality for women.”

Mary Shelley – “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”

Michelle Obama – “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.”

Lena Dunham – “The idea of being a feminist- so many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex – but what feminism is about is equality and human rights.”

Charlotte Perkins Gilman – “There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of a female liver.”

Malala Yousafzai – “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”

By: Roz

REMIX By ATIKA | Interview with Amber by ATIKA London

Amber for REMIX By ATIKA

We recently had a photoshoot in ATIKA and around Shoreditch with Amber to showcase our latest pieces. Then, we caught up with her afterwards to get to know about her personal style, where she gets her inspiration, and her thoughts on current trends.

What is your favourite REMIX piece and why?
My favourite are the Cargo Reflective Trousers just because I really like this detailing and I really love cargo trousers.

Where do you get your style inspiration from?
Obviously, Rihanna! Also, I’m quite a fan of IMDDB and her street style and Terin Taylor. I follow quite a few fashion bloggers on Instagram and then take a screenshot.


What is your go-to outfit when you do not know what to where?
Well, when it’s cold I will probably just put on a hoody. I wear a lot of baggy oversized jumpers and t-shirts and some jeans. That’s pretty much it!

Do you shop sustainably?
I try to. I mean, when it comes to clothes it’s a bit harder. But, other things like food and I won’t buy a bottle of water, I have my own. Yeah, a metal Chilly one.


What is your favourite way to accessorise?
I like little nacklaces, like little small ones. Earrings I’m quite a fan of. Also a few rings, but not too many. Just a few on a finger.

Does music influence your style?
I guess it does in a more subtle subconscious way. So Rihanna’s whole vibe in her Wild Thoughts video, I was like ‘yeah I’m a fan’. I went and bought an off the shoulder top, was not anything near it. So many things she puts on, she looks so good.


What is your favourite season to dress for?
I reckon probably spring because it’s not too cold where I have to put on too many layers, but then it’s not too hot. In summer it’s hard because you can’t go out in minimal clothes.

If you could only wear one colour for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I don’t want to say black, but guessing it will probably have to be black. It can’t be grey because in the summer that will be very problematic. I’ll go with black, I’ll brave black. 'I’ll just be miserable and boring.


What is your favourite itme you own, and why?

I got through phases of having favourite items I have at home. At the moment it is this necklace, even though it is the tiniest thing ever. But, I think it just goes with a lot of things. But, then in like two months it will be something completely different.

What trend do you wish would go away and which to come back?
One I wish to go away would be those chunky fila, do you know the ones? Like bricks. I’m a fan of the chunky sole trainer, but that I just can’t. I feel like thay have all come back, if you look hard enough they are all all there. If you come to somewhere like here you would find a lot trends like 90s.

Watch the interview down below:

Model: @ambersimonex
ATIKA London:

Pieces Styled:
Remnant Trousers
Cropped Drawstirng Hoodie
Buckle Jacket

Lace Slip Dress
Neon Crop

Cropped Zip Back Hoodie
Reflective Cargo Trousers
Puffer Jacket

Remnant Trousers
Animal Print Cami
Cropped Silk Shirt

Remnant Trousers
Fleece Zip Sweat
Fleece Trim Jacket

You Are More Than Your Day Job! by ATIKA London

You Are More Than Your Day Job.

MODEL @mariapearly

STYLING @misaayy @designsbymisemi

PHOTOGRAPHER @leannebebbi


We decided to start our project ‘You’re more than your day job’ due to us working with so many talented and hard working people. We’re excited about launching this and introducing members of our team, their talents and side hustles.

We recently got together with our girl Missy to talk about her passion and her brand. We first met Missy when she started off here at ATIKA as a design intern with Mary in REMIX. We instantly loved her and shortly after, Missy ended up working with us as a part-time sales assistant whilst still focusing on her main project and side hustle MISEMI.

We asked Missy to rework a few pieces of our vintage and to incorporate her signature MISEMI designs. We’re very excited to announce that one of you will get the chance to win this tracksuit!! Just follow our socials on how to enter.

You can shop or get custom orders by MISEMI here >>>


ATIKA Studio by ATIKA London

Introducing ATIKA Studio!

It's our new capsule collection of limited edition pieces. Made from reworked vintage garments and fabrics, each piece is unique.

All pieces are handmade in our Studio at 55-59 Hanbury Street. Now available in store.

Giacomo wears a ATIKA Studio reworked jacket with machine embroidery stitching and deconstructed denim patches. Originally a french workwear jacket.

Giacomo wears a ATIKA Studio reworked jacket with machine embroidery stitching and deconstructed denim patches. Originally a french workwear jacket.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Wrap Dress. Reworked from a mid century vintage Japanese Kimono.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Wrap Dress. Reworked from a mid century vintage Japanese Kimono.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio Rugby Shirt. Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Wrap Dress.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio Rugby Shirt. Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Wrap Dress.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Jacket & Kimono Wrap Skirt. Reworked from a mid century Japanese Kimono.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Kimono Jacket & Kimono Wrap Skirt. Reworked from a mid century Japanese Kimono.

Giacomo wears a ATIKA Studio Rugby Shirt made from 100% cotton and patched with vintage fabrics.

Giacomo wears a ATIKA Studio Rugby Shirt made from 100% cotton and patched with vintage fabrics.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio reworked denim shirt. Patched with vintage shirt cut offs.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio reworked denim shirt. Patched with vintage shirt cut offs.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio Military Jacket. Reworked from surplus military garments. Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Tie Back Sweater with vintage Kimono detail.

Giacomo wears ATIKA Studio Military Jacket. Reworked from surplus military garments. Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Tie Back Sweater with vintage Kimono detail.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Tie Back Sweater with vintage Kimono detail.

Sneha wears ATIKA Studio Tie Back Sweater with vintage Kimono detail.


We recently caught up with the megababe behind the famous Y2k Instagram account Boshbabexoxo. Get to know Kye Munroe!  

Hey Kye, we’ve probably followed your @boshbabexoxo account from almost the beginning and now you have a following of over 74k! Your followers even include the likes of Paris Hilton and the famous Instagram account @twogirlsonepizza to name but a few... 

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What made you start the @boshbabexoxo Instagram account?

I've always been obsessed with the late 90s/early 2000s era, and I had so many pictures saved on my phone. Basically, it started as a way to unload a bunch of storage on my phone.

Where are you based? 

I'm currently based in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

You’re a singer and songwriter, is your music inspired by the millennium era and what’s your current single “Only Getting Better” about?

It's about flourishing after a breakup. I wrote this after breaking up with a past boyfriend. I was expecting to spend a long time being down, but it felt weirdly refreshing. I was inspired to get out of my comfort zone and better myself.

Where’s the best place to follow you for your music?

You can follow me on or follow me on <3

Has @boshbabexoxo become almost a full-time job?

I do have to make time to find new and interesting posts that haven't been shared a million times before. I don't mind, though. I really enjoy finding new style inspiration!

What’s your ultimate favourite post from your @boshbabexoxo account?

I think any post with Salem the cat could be my favourite. #salemsaberhagan

Who are your top 5 favourite Y2K influencers?

Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Aaliyah, Devon Aoki, and Kylie Minogue brought so many looks for the millennium era. 

Who are your top 3 favourite Instagram accounts to follow?

I love @twogirlsonepizza, @djmickeypop, and @miss2005

What interests you about the year 2000 era?

I was pretty young, but I remember there was so much excitement about the new millennium. It was like a new frontier for humanity. The fashion, music, movies, and culture in general was looking toward the future. The trends had moved away from grunge into a shiny, futuristic era that felt very optimistic (aside from the Y2K bug scare.)

Who was your favourite Y2K couple and why?

I remember being so obsessed with Britney and Justin when I was younger. It was pretty tragic how it all ended. I did hear there was a post-breakup dance off though. 

Mary-Kate & Ashley or Paris & Nicole?

Paris and Nicole are hysterical. SANASA!

NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?

I've always been an NSYNC girl. Lance Bass was my first crush (Well, and Mark McGrath around the same time).

Describe your style obsession… 

Basically everything Alexia Wheaton (Katerine Heigl) wore in 'Wish Upon a Star." I'm also obsessed with adding silver/metallic elements to my wardrobe. Platforms are also a must. :D

INTERVIEW: Leanne Bebbington @leannebebbi

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Around October of 2016 I moved from China to London for university, this being the first time I had ever moved homes in my 18 years of life. I had always been raised to not be bothered by what people think of you, hence what people called my ‘unique’ style. People would look at me with strange looks which I always took as admiration, not out of self-obsession but because it was the only way I didn’t let myself be insecure. Moving to London, I felt a new sense of home where everyone had their ‘unique’ style and where people had real admiration for self-expression.


During my first walk down brick lane, a very friendly and stylish face approached me handing a flyer saying “20% off at BLITZ”. Being broke and desperate to shop I obviously accepted and went directly to the store. I immediately adored every single item I laid my eyes on in the store, it was love at first sight. I proceeded to go on a shopping spree I could not afford to pay for, thus began the love story.

Fast forward to the beginning of this summer, the end to my second summer of university. I had my family, friends and professors asking me “what internships are you looking for this summer?” to which I aspired to have a laid out, detailed as hell, 3-point plan so they wouldn’t have to bother me with any more questions. Let’s emphasise the “aspired” part, I had no possible options. At this point I had been following ATIKA for two years now, visiting the store frequently, and spreading the word about my favorite vintage/concept store in London. I opened my Instagram one night as my routine usually goes, and I saw a post from ATIKA saying “Looking for social media/PR intern”, the love story continues.

I sent my CV in earlier in the summer, and had gotten no reply for quite some time. I had begun to lose faith, and then an angel sent from heaven named Leanne emailed me to set up an interview.

Say hello to ATIKA’s new social media/PR intern and she couldn’t be happier.



Me deciding what to wear on my first day of work to make a good impression was absolutely tragic. My friends were attempting to encouraging me saying “you’ll fit right in”, yet I still couldn’t stop fussing about my outfits. I walked into the store and I immediately felt so welcome. Every person I met was so sweet, stylish, cool and knowledgeable, I had felt so intimidated in the best way possible. My experience here (being very limited) has been amazing, I’ve learned so much in just one day and I can’t wait for what else I will learn from being here.




The Barbican Centre is currently showing a double bill of exhibitions, featuring American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange and British photographer Vanessa Winship. 

Lange's exhibition, "The Politics of Seeing" highlights key moments in her visual reportage, spanning from the 1930s to the 1960s. We were lucky to see Lange's most famous work, "Migrant Mother", at the exhibition. The iconic image successfully highlighted and humanised the plight of immigrants and minorities during the Great Depression. Lange would follow these themes of inequality, poverty, displacement and racism the rest of her career, as she captured the conditions of Japanese American internment camps in the 1940s, and post-industrialised California in the 1950s.  

Winship's exhibition, "And Time Folds", largely focuses on Winship's coverage of everyday American's during President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012, focusing on the stasis experienced in their lives. WInship successfully portrays the lethargy and fatigue of the time through wide shots and low-key imagery.


As a photographer, going to both of these exhibitions was incredibly inspiring. Lange's eye for light, composition and her ability to capture the the humanity within her subjects and Winship's skill in creating an atmosphere with her photography left me feeling amazed. If you have a chance to go to these exhibitions, don't miss out! 


Words by Denisa Krasniqi (IG: @looksbydenisa)

Growing up I have always loved music. I've always felt as though music is a way for us to connect with our emotions and feelings without having to portray them through words. For instance Jorja Smith is one of the main artists who I feel I can connect with solemnly by the way she represents her feelings through her music. This I feel comes from her downtempo soulful voice which I completely love. 

Jorja Smith is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Walsall, West Midlands. She debuted her first single 'Blue Lights' at the beginning of 2016 (which went CRAZY on Soundcloud, loads of artists including Stormzy were praising her). Since then she has released various singles and has been involved in multiple amazing music projects. She released her first official EP, 'Project 11' near the end of 2016 and her debut album 'Lost & Found' June 8th, 2018. 



During Jorja's performance I was so mesmerised by the amount of love and energy shown throughout the show by herself and also everyone around her including her lovely friends who came down to perform with her. During Jorjas performance she brought out multiple different artists (who may I say carried out a super SICK performance). Stormzy, who joined in to perform their single 'Lay Me down', Maverick Sabre, who joined in to perform Jorjas song 'Carry Me home' in which he's featured in, and Loyle Carner who also created an amazing atmosphere on the night.

I have watched Jorja perform live multiple times and watching her audience grow extremely quickly has been immense. Being given the chance to watch Jorja perform at Somerset house was incredible. The atmosphere was insane and the loveliest thing about all of this was that although everyone was from different walks of life, we could all connect by the incredible music and amazing vocals of Jorja Smith. 

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HYPER Japan Festival 2018 x ATIKA London by ATIKA London

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Hyper Japan Festival 2018 was exactly what we had anticipated and more. Nintendo UK were back again this year with their station. We got to play the new Dragonball Fighterz game as well as getting the chance to experience Nintendo Labo. Not heard of it yet? Neither had we! It's Nintendo's new line of interactive make, assembling sheets of cardboard into a variety of shapes called Toy-Con, and combining them with the Nintendo Switch console. Still confused? We've added some videos below for you to see. 

We made our way round to the super cute world of Tofu Cute. These guys have one of the biggest stalls at Hyper Japan selling everything kawaii from Japanese sweets & drinks to stationary, accessories, clothing and footwear. You can visit their web shop here >>>

One of our favourite things to visit and try out at Hyper Japan is the food. We were pretty excited this year to see a whole row of stalls offering FREE tasters of Japanese cuisine, thanks to Harro Foods. A lot of the samples were vegan/vegetarian too.

For lunch, we obviously made our way round to Peko Peko Kitchen. These guys are ALWAYS busy at Hyper Japan and serve the best Japanese soul food. 

Trade stall exhibitors showcasing their handmade jewellery, fashion, anime, artwork and more are always a good shout to check out over the weekend. We got to meet the lovely Konichiwa Kitty of Konichiwa Kitty Shop who tinkers with electronics and fashion to create her designs. Another creative that particularly caught our eye was illustrator Kotori Danshi who has created a character half man half duck. You can follow here >>>

It's safe to say there is something here for everyone no matter your age. Round 2 of Hyper Japan is coming up the end of November for Hyper Japan Christmas 2018. See you there 🙃.

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Photography:  @leannebebbi

Photography: @leannebebbi


An exhibition of cycling helmets designed by artists will be on show at London bike shop and cafe Look Mum No Hands! from 1st September. Helmets will be auctioned online to raise money for the brain injury charity Headway. 

The heart of the exhibition and key message is to always wear a helmet! Olivia Gypsy recently got together with and styled Zoe Bindle Tattoo Artist and Cyclist for The Helmet Project. See below for her story and shoot wearing Helmets created by artists like Grayson Perry, Stephen Jones and clothing by us!



MUA KEELY @phantasykeely



We recently visited HYPER JAPAN Summer 2017 at Tobacco Dock. Celebrating Japanese culture and cuisine at it's best! 

From testing out the new NINTENDO SWITCH, to experiencing Chiptune Girl TORIENA play her own tunes using a GameBoy and desktop music (DTM) software (Yeah blew our minds too), to say we had a great time would be an understatement.

If you're a gamer, kawaii culture enthusiast or simply enjoy browsing and trying out new food at Japanese food stalls, HYPER JAPAN is definitely the event for you. See below for what we got up to... Oh and the best bit is, it's on twice a year!

Get your tickets now for >>>  HYPER JAPAN Christmas


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As someone who has just graduated university with a degree in Drama and Creative Writing, I had no idea what I was going to do with myself after the blissful university bubble had inevitably popped. Interning was something that had crossed my mind multiple times over the last few years, more specifically in those last few months as the realisation that yes, I actually was going to have to do something with my life began to sink in. As ‘The End’ (as us dramatic drama students liked to call it… or maybe that was just me…) drew ever nearer, being an intern suddenly became a serious option. Experience is vital and what better way to get it?


So when I saw the advert for a social media/ PR intern at Atika London, it was simultaneously like Christmas had come early, combined with a hundred questions: am I good enough/ cool enough/ experienced enough to work at somewhere like Atika? What if they ask me to do something and I have no idea how to do it? What does interning even involve?! However, in a moment of bravery, I sent in my CV and now… here we are.

“You’ll just be making tea” said numerous friends, “you’ll be doing the really boring jobs.” Whilst that may be true for some places, I can safely say that I am now three weeks in and I have not had a single moment of being bored and I have not made a single cup of tea.

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I could not have asked for a more welcoming group of people. They have put up with every single one of my questions (stupid or otherwise) and have been so, so lovely, always making sure I know exactly what I’m doing instead of just throwing me in at the deep end and leaving me there to flounder around like a distressed fish.

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Until now, I have always been one of those people who looked at flat lays on Instagram and whilst I’ve obviously been able to appreciate them, I have also assumed they would have been easy photos to photograph. I was so, so wrong. Never again will I assume that photographing different outfits is easy, or that it takes no time at all. The attention to detail that is needed is something that I thought I had, but in fact, I’m learning that you can never pay too much attention.

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I feel like being at Atika is really helping me to slowly (but surely) step out of my comfort zone when it comes to creating different outfits (both on myself and for our social media platforms.) I used to live in black and although this is probably still 82% of the case, I’m actually learning that colours, accessories and patterns and putting them all together is actually a lot more exciting.

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I honestly don’t think I could have found a better place to intern. If you had asked me a few months ago about whether I’d be this happy after university I would have probably laughed (and then cried). I didn’t realise that I could incorporate all the things that I enjoy and am genuinely passionate about and actually turn them into useful skills, and on top of that, I’m learning and becoming more confident each day. Whenever my friends ask what I’ve been up to, I think they expect answers like, ‘Oh, I did some nice photocopying today.’ But in-between helping with press loans for Vogue and getting to be creative and write blog posts like this one, it has so far honestly been a dream.

So with my (still obviously very limited experience) I can only say positive things about interning so far. Find something you enjoy and chase it. And thanks Atika, for letting me do just that.

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Meet our babe Guilia!


How long have you been working at ATIKA?

I’ve been working at Atika since April!

What’s your job role?

I’m a ATIKA team member.

What made you choose your fit?

I really like men’s trousers. I feel very comfortable in them and they are very easy to match with a white shirt for example.

Who or what currently inspires you and your style?

A combination between Diane Keaton (young and old) and the new fashion street style influence. I also really like handmade Italian jackets.

Fave pair of kicks right now?

Air max always and forever.

What’s the best thing about shopping vintage?

The best thing is the fact that you can always find unique pieces with a different style. I LOVE big/fun sunglasses and you can always find a unique pair when shopping vintage. Especially the cat-eye shape, my fave!


What: Strawberries & Creem Festival

Where: Haggis Farm, Cambridge 

When: Saturday 17th June

What’s the deal?

Strawberries & Creem festival started out as a garden party for merely 1,000 people and has now become Cambridge's biggest music festival.

Previous acts have included the likes of Kano, Skepta, Shy FX, Big Narstie and Sir David Rodigan. This year we will be raving with Shaggy, J Hus, AJ Tracey, Dimitri from Paris, Mike Skinner, Jamz Supernova, So Solid Crew plus loads more; we'll be partying till our hearts content!!!

What should I wear?

We've put together a few outfit choices for festival season. Mixing in some of our concessions Homage Tees, RNR shades and our in house reworked vintage brand Remix By ATIKA

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SHOT BY MARIA PEARL @mariapearly

STYLED BY MARIA PEAR @mariapearly & LEANNE BEBBINGTON @leannebebbi