The New Season begins and with it a myriad of fashion possibilities, with the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair returning to the Old Finsbury Town Hall on the 15th September from 11am – 5pm. Playing host to the leading vintage vendors of fashion, accessories and collectible textiles, this is an event not to be missed for members of the style cognoscenti and is also a fun day out for the amateur fashion enthusiast.
To celebrate London Fashion Week, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is delighted to present The Vintage Collections. Our highly regarded traders have sourced some of the key iconic looks from different eras to illustrate the enduring allure of vintage fashion. Come and shop for pieces that don’t merely reference an era but are actually part of it. From Princess Coats to Worsted Wool Suits, there is a special something to add the necessary dose of originality to any wardrobe.
Over the last four years, the fair has become an essential diary date for leading fashion industry figures to attend, with the hall filling up as quickly as any catwalk show. International fashion editors, major fashion house design teams, celebrity stylists and models continue to return to source rare pieces to wear and keep them ahead of the pack or to reference in their own collections they are designing. The fair has also had an increased relevance to costume designers who are seeking original pieces, prints or weaves to add authenticity to their creations for film and stage, and maybe help them bag that Oscar or Tony.
Recent exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum focusing on Bowie and 80s Club Culture have also enlarged the appetite for Vintage Fashion. This September we expect an influx of fashion students, bloggers and assorted style mavens desperately seeking Alaia, Bodymap, Westwood and Lacroix to channel the vibe they missed first time round and make it their own.
Founded by Savitri, the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is as much a celebratory event as it is a serious fashion one. This September expect our Tea Salon to once more play host to jazz chanteuses and of course serve delicious tea and award winning cakes to revive weary shoppers. We also continue to champion vintage lifestyle brands as well as offer a space for anyone with an interest in Vintage Fashion and Style to discover more, get inspired and soak up the atmosphere as they peruse the plethora of amazing stock. Returning once more is the ever popular Kirstie Robinson, the Queen of bespoke Alterations, the Vintage Salon for retro styles & English Rose Cosmetics.