This mockumentary video series by VICE stars a painful group of self-obsessed wanna-be hipsters living in Dalston, a working class neighbourhood turned creative enclave in London’s East End. Featuring the expliots of 20-something fashion stylists slash photographers slash bloggers it originally confused viewers who couldn’t figure out if it was real or not.
While it’s easy to ridicule the hipster it must be acknowledged that the influx of creative classes into the East End has helped transform neglected suburban hell-holes into dynamic and cultural hot spots. Whether this wave of neo-gentrification benefits the original inhabitants or not, of course, is up for debate.
See more Dalston Superstars episodes on VICE.