The fashions of Spitalfields have come a long way. American Apparel outlets and vintage clothes stalls may be the area’s most enticing wares these days, but the original fabric of the area’s society was the very finest silk. The Huguenots of Spitalfields charity's festival is back for a second year in 2014 to remember the silk-spinners who set up shop in the area and made its goods the talk of the town. The eleven-day celebration is taking Spitalfields back to its intricate roots, exploring the success the Huguenots brought to the area with talks, tours, screenings and open days. Most events are free but require registration in advance. For the full line-up and tickets see the Huguenots of Spitalfields website.