Spitalfields Style Market is home to over 80 independent traders selling clothing, accessories, homewares and ethical goods. If mainstream fashion isn’t your thing, you’ll be sure to find something a little bit different and often meet the designer who made it. We caught up with Lamula Anderson, the Ugandan designer behind fashion brand, Lamula Nassuna to find out a little more about her beautiful pieces.
Talk to us about the Lamula Nassuna journey…
I started the Lamula Nassuna with the aim of encouraging women and inspiring them to stand out from mainstream fashion. I wanted it to be an extension of my self. Think I am just an average female with the same struggles as all women and want to showcase this through clothing.
What do you love most about Spitalfields, and why did you choose to sell your pieces here?
I think at first I underestimated Spitalfields market. I was apprehensive about my self and how my label would fit in. Surprising to my advantage it has proven to be a brilliant experience. What I love the most is the people you meet, you can never predict who will walk in your stall, the one to one communication is invaluable to a modern brand. That is just one good thing, there are many more.
Where do you go to look for inspiration?
I observe modern and historical art, study people and their cultures as well as topical issues.
Describe the Lamula Nassuna customer…
She lives for the present and future, appreciates the past. Esteems quality in everything not only clothing, loves to travel, explore and experience life. She mixes chic with an edge and effortlessly standouts.
Which famous person (dead or alive) would you most like to wear your clothing?
I’m not too fussed, to be honest. But if I have to pick it would be Solange Knowles.
Where’s your favourite spot in London for letting your hair down?
At home (I live in London) with lots of food and a glass of red wine. I am so simple it’s shocking.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Always be grateful. In every experience negative or positive there is always something to be learnt. Your attitude to life is key.