London was the first city documented as the worlds gang capital, followed thereafter by American cities such as New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. A number of street gangs were present in London during the 20th century many in the East End, often referred to as Mobs, including The Yiddishers, Hoxton Mob, Watney Streeters, Aldgate Mob, Whitechapel Mob, Bethnal Green Mob and the organised Italian Mob headed by Charles Sabini. The history of these gangs is well documented in “London’s Underworld: Three centuries of vice and crime”. Here’s a fashion spread inspired by the East End bad boy culture.






Featured Brands: Lee, Kolor, Surface to Air, DKNY, Maison Martin Margiela, Dockers Nicole Andres Taralis, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin, Replay, Undercover by Jun Takahashi, Avelon, Junya Watanabe, Balmain, Burberry Prorsum, Comme des Garcons, American Apparel, Hermes

Photographer: Joost Vandebrug  Styling: Jon van Heel   Hair: Amber Rose Peake using Kiehl’s   Model: Arthur Olecki@Select Model Management London, Jacob Coupe @Models 1 London