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Graham St. | Borough Market

STYLE & STORIES

Our new series follows Graham St., made up of Sue Macleod and her stylist daughter Hannah, as they visit interesting locations throughout the UK, wearing TOAST pieces. First up, Borough Market, situated on the south side of the river, just by London Bridge.

For the shoot, Sue wore velvet on velvet and broke up the dominance of the lustrous blue with a contrasting honey-ish coloured silk scarf. She paired the soft drape of the velvet with a textured wool tweed coat, adding a slightly more masculine, structured element to the outfit.

Hannah wore pleat-front wool trousers. She chose the trousers for the shape – the pleats giving the illusion of an hour-glass figure. She paired the fluffy texture of the mohair sweater with the blackwatch coat. The check makes a statement but is subtle enough not to dominate.


Hannah accessorised her outfit with the archipel cross body bag, the jeans belt, an old TOAST silk scarf and the merino stripe fingerless gloves. Sue wore the flower field silk scarf, the archipel cross body bag and the ribbed wool fingerless gloves.

A Brief Introduction to Borough Market

There has been a market in Borough as far back as 1014AD. Due to the high volume of people and traffic, its traders were relocated in the 13th century to what is now Borough High Street and a market has existed there ever since, making it one of the oldest markets in London.

Today, Borough Market is home to over 150 traders, with the Market’s stalls, shops and restaurants reflecting London’s status as a truly global city. The understanding of provenance is highly valued by the traders and many make, grow and rear the produce they sell.

The Market’s operations are overseen by a charitable trust, run by a board of volunteer trustees, whose job it is to ensure that the Market continues to adapt to changes in the world of food production and consumption, and to use its influence to help shape those changes.

It is the only fully independent market in London and partners with Plan Zheroes, a food surplus charity. Surplus produce from many of the stalls is collected by Plan Zheroes and distributed to local charities, rather than being thrown in the bin. To date over 100,000 meals have been created from surplus food, feeding vulnerable people in the local community.

Sustainability is intrinsic to the Market’s operation. None of the Market’s rubbish goes to landfill. All cardboard, paper, plastic, glass or wood is recycled. All remaining food waste, is sent to an anaerobic digestion plant—a facility that uses microorganisms to break down organic material and turn it into power, fertiliser and water.

The market is open Monday - Saturday, from 9am to 5pm, after which the market’s restaurants and cafes continue to trade.

Styling by Hannah Macleod. Photos by Alexandra Mooney.

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