Camden Fashion


Camden Town is a world-renowned place to shop for alternative clothing. Carmen goes there to find out more about its history and what's fashionable now.

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Think about the following questions:

  • What do you know about British fashion?
  • What do you think British fashion is?
  • Do you have any British clothes?

Now, watch the video to find out more about British fashion.



Hello Andrew555,

It's a word used by the man in the video to describe a certain style. He explains it himself: "It’s an exo-tubes top - which means like, it shows the inside of my body." If you look at the man's T-shirt in the video, you'll see that it has bones on the back, meant to show his own bones, as he says.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for the answer! But I especially wanted to know what the constituents "exo" and "tube" what they have to do with the inside of the body)

Hello Andrew555,

I don't think there is anything more I can tell you that what is in the video. It's just the name of a particular style of clothing; the constituent parts don't carry any individual meaning relating to the body.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

"Camdem market is made up of many different markets" - Why does it use "be made up of" instead of "be made up" without "of"? Since "be made up" itself means "contain"

Hi mytiendinh1810,

'to be made up of' doesn't mean 'contain', it indicates all the parts that together make something. It has a meaning similar to 'to be composed of', which you can find in our dictionary. The idea here is that Camden Market isn't one market - it is actually a collection of many different markets.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

i for my part love punk music and punk inspired clothes - let's just embrace the fact that people have different tastes and tolerate each other!

punk style ! really it is odd and unusual looking , how one can enjoy such fashion ? it is something unbearable.

punk it is History and era ,it is Will be dominant in the future of fashion,