by Penny Martin .

La Foret

We've been looking at some of the key shopping districts -in the interests of research you understand- and made the pilgrimage to La Foret: the nexus for all Harajuku fashion kids. It's probably the most interesting assortment of boutiques under one roof we've seen: particulary impressive was the menswear in Side by Side. If it felt like a roll call of all the 'directional' London designers -Cassette Playa, Kim Jones, Deryck Walker and Marios Schwab among them- it's hardly suprising as Nicola Formichetti is the shop's creative director.