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Vintage floral favourites for spring

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Spring has well and truly sprung here in London! With the spring equinox on Friday and the blossom out in St James’ Park, our minds are turning to tea dresses, mac coats and wedge sandals for that classic seasonal style. If there’s one thing that never goes out of style year after year, it’s florals. [...]

1970′s Fashion

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Seven blog posts and decades of political, social and fashionable change later, we’ve come to the 1970s in our series exploring each decade in vintage. Just as the 1950s reacted to the restricted rationing of the 1940s with full silhouettes, and the 1960s reacted to the fashions dictated by adults in the 1950s with youthquake, [...]

Fashion on the Ration 1940s Street Style

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With all the hype of the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ exhibition arriving in London this spring, it would be easy to overlook the many other fascinating and inspiring fashion happenings going on around the city. Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style at the Imperial War Museum is equally as unmissable.   The exhibition marks [...]

Behind the scenes at CVFF photo shoot

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We decided to start 2015 with a bit of a makeover here at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair! We see so many amazing vintage outfits hanging on the rails at the fair, we thought it was about time we put them on a model and brought them to life! So we called up the lovely Select [...]

The 5 Best Vintage Gowns: Oscars Red Carpet

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The Five Best Vintage Gowns on the Oscars Red Carpet The 87th Academy Awards take place this Sunday 22nd February and we can’t wait to see the dresses that will be sweeping down the red carpet. Get the look right and it’ll go down in history, or, as we like to think, go for a [...]

Spring Fair 12th April, Vintage Fashion Fair 2015

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Spring Fair 12th April. 11am-5pm £4 entry £2 Student entry (with NUS card) Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair: London’s premier spring shopping event With vintage inspiration proving another hit on the fashion week catwalks this season and style bloggers sporting vintage off the runway, London’s most fashionable will be hitting Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair to get [...]

The Vintage Collections Fair Preview

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Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is back with our first event of 2015 and a beautiful new campaign! Have you seen our new advert featuring the lovely Shauna? She’s a regular at the fair and we were so inspired by her style that we’ve made her our February campaign star. Glamorous, elegant and classic; Shauna really [...]

Thank you for saving vintage from Landfills!

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When you see as much beautiful vintage clothing as we do, it breaks your heart to think of these precious treasures of fashion history ending up in a landfill site. Since we started the fair almost six years ago, one of our key mottos has been ‘heirlooms not landfill’. It feels even more pertinent now [...]

Vintage Street Style at London Fashion Week

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As we head into London Fashion Week (20th – 24th February), the new collections will be hitting the catwalk but the vintage style will be on the streets. The buzz at Somerset House is the perfect place to pick up outfit ideas and when it comes to the art of mixing vintage with new, the [...]

1960′s Fashion

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We’ve reached the swinging 1960s in our quick guides to each decade in vintage fashion and what an era to reach. It contributed youth influence, the birth of the supermodel and making London an epicentre for fashion to the industry and is one of the most referenced decades in fashion today from the luxury labels [...]