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      maxilla's lotte andersen talks about her enduringly popular west london parties maxilla's lotte andersen talks about her enduringly popular west london parties maxilla's lotte andersen talks about her enduringly popular west london parties

      Ever since she was little, Lotte Andersen has been tearing up the rule book and carving out her own path in life. Mentored by the legendary John Pearse, the 60s sartorialist who pioneered the London youthquake, Lotte discovered she had an affinity with art, fashion, music and culture early on, and it was by bringing these facets together which got her where she is today as founder of cult west London club night MAXILLA. The night takes place at the Portuguese Working Man’s club in Westbourne Park and kids come from far and wide to attend her DIY, off-the-cuff club nights, filled with makeshift posters and snogging teens. Today she’s one of the poster girls for West London - not the west London you’re probably thinking of with its twin sets and pearls, but the historic part of Portobello in which the very first issue of i-D came to life. In the face of mass closures such as Madame Jo Jo’s and the George Tavern, it’s trailblazers like Lotte who are reclaiming London’s nightlife for generation Z and preserving London’s vibrant subcultures for years to come. Here Lotte tells us how it all happened.