What’s the story behind the name of the new hipster district in Belfast?
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Belfast, Northern Ireland: For those who can’t wait until January to start dressing in your favorite fashion, it’s time to move on to a new neighborhood.
Dubbed the ‘Hippie Fashion District’, the area will feature a mix of old and new styles in a bid to spark the creativity of those looking to create their own style.
Dubbed the “Old Fashion Street”, the area is set to open to the public this Saturday (January 9), and the city’s mayor has said that the new street will have “hits”.
However, not everyone is on board with the idea.
One person commented on Twitter that “this is like the name for the whole city of Belfast”.
The comments were prompted by comments by the mayor, Gerry Kelly, who suggested that the area be called the ‘Old Fashion District’.
“There’s no reason to call it the ‘High Street’, ‘High Line’ or anything like that,” he said.
“I think we should call it ‘Old fashion’, because it will be very hipster, a bit like the High Street in London.”
Kelly went on to suggest that the neighbourhood would “not be a very hip, hipster thing”, but that “you’re going to see some classic streetwear” and “some more interesting styles” on display.
He also said that he hoped “we get a few street art, like this one that’s just in the area”.
He later clarified that “Hippies don’t necessarily want to wear their own clothes, so there will be some casual streetwear”.
However the comments have been met with strong reactions from those who think that the name is “offensive”.
“It’s just plain wrong.
It just doesn’t add anything to the city at all,” one user tweeted.”
You mean the stuff that the city of London has become?
That’s what this is about, isn’t it?
The High Street is a very good neighbourhood, but now the city is throwing the whole thing out?”
Another added that the nickname “Old fashion” was “offensive, it makes no sense”.
“Hipster, no,” another user said.
In the meantime, Kelly has promised that the ‘new’ hipster neighbourhood will include “more hits” and has set a date of January 10 for the opening.
Belfast, Northern Ireland: For those who can’t wait until January to start dressing in your favorite fashion, it’s time to…