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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Before you watch

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.



Fashion trend - The bomber jacket leather was conceived in the first man-made harrowing mishap in the first quarter of twentieth century that is also known as World War I. Leather was exclusively used in making of those jackets and this trend remained in force until it was replaced by a lightweight counterpart i.e. Nylon.

hello sir, i have some silly, would have+past verb means,,,,i could have done something but i problem has been here,,,i would have played when i was child....does it mean i have played in the past or i could have but i didnt.....pls help me out in details....another is ,,,have/has been+past verb vs had been+past verb....pls explain me with an example......thank you

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.

Best wishes,



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