Young British designers follow last week's Paris ready-to-wear collections with Alternative Fashion Week

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Models and a violin case backstage (above right) at the Alternative Fashion Week show at the former Spitalfields market, east London, where a nine-piece string orchestra accompanies the catwalk display (Photograph: Jane Baker). A theme of the display is clothes made from organic and environmentally friendly fabrics. One spectator joined in (above left) with a recycled patchwork top The event runs until Friday.

(Photograph: Edward Webb)

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