Top fashion designers dress Hackney’s Christmas trees


Hackney Council has teamed-up with the borough’s top fashion designers to create five unique Christmas tree designs for all to enjoy this season.

Each tree design reflects the unique style and inspiration of each designer, and with the industry recognised names of James Long, Princess Julia, Lou Dalton and Craig Green taking part, the trees are promised to be a popular festive highlight throughout December.

The decorated Christmas trees have been placed in the popular borough locations of Hackney Central, Stoke Newington, Dalston, Hackney Wick and Shoreditch.

Each of the four designers have created decorations that showcase their own unique creative trademarks, showing once again how Hackney is one of the most creative locations nationally and internationally.

The designers taking part this year are -

James Long
James Long has created work that has been presented at London Fashion Week. With the use of leather, print and denim, James Long has managed to sell clothes at some of the most prestigious stores known to the fashion world. The James Long trees are featured in Hackney Central and Dalston.

Princess Julia
Princess Julia, also referred to as the ‘stalwart of the London Fashion scene’, is equally well known for her DJ skills during the late 80’s. Princess Julia has created a design in Shoreditch that pays homage to the LGBT community.

Lou Dalton
Luxury menswear designer Lou Dalton has worked with big brands such as Stone Island. Also featured at London Fashion Week, Lou Dalton is highly praised within the industry for creating sportswear with a twist. Lou Dalton’s design can be seen in Stoke Newington.

Craig Green
Craig Green has collaborated with the likes of David Beckham, Adidas and Topman. As well as being involved in huge collaborations, the designer was one of three nominees for the British Fashion Award for emerging menswear designer. Craig Green’s design is located in Hackney Wick.

The children of Morningside Primary School also helped Make Hackney Sparkle by working with James Long to create hundreds of individual glittery snowflakes for the Hackney Central tree.

The tree decorations include reflective high-vis objects to celebrate the cycling culture of Hackney, giant bows, shoes as baubles and more traditional themes such as a giant star that sits atop of one of the trees.

Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council
The arrival of the five unique Hackney Christmas trees around the borough, mark the beginning of the festive season. Well done to our four top Designers and to everyone at Morningside Primary School who made the fantastic stars on the Hackney Central tree – great work everyone. The trees add their own unique character to the town centres and to Christmas, a real must see that showcases all that is great about Hackney.
Cllr Guy Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Hackney Council

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