Feathers, sequins and sheen fabrics, Caribbean flavours are what you can find amid Notting Hill´s neighbourhood in the last weekend of August.
A carnival that commemorates the racial conflicts that happened in 1958. Back then, Notting Hill was considered a “ghetto”, and today It holds one of the most relevant events in London. The streets are flooded by dancers, bands and food since 1964 to bring together more than 10,000 costumes.
The second largest carnival in the world, after Rio de Janeiro, gives people the chance to show their creativity, enjoy vibrant music, taste exquisite flavors, and find very interesting outfits. Something that reminds me why I decided to came to London, to explore and live the meaning of fashion in a personal, carefree manner.
There is a place where you can find all the trends together and, for sure, this is Notting Hill. Denim fabric mixed with sequins, flounces that bring Spain to my mind, Doctor Martins from the 80´s that match with furry backpacks under the sound of Caribbean music. In terms of street style there are no words to explain how I enjoyed this carnival.
I posted some pictures that I hope you´ll enjoy.
What do you think about carnivals? Have you aver been to Notting Hill carnival?
With love, C2