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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 [...]

London Collections Men

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Another season came rolling around last weekend for London Collections: Men, the menswear counterpart to London Fashion Week, and the styles and trends from days gone by came rolling round as well. Overwhelmingly, the trend for autumn/winter 15 in menswear comes straight out of the 1970s, which is great news for vintage lovers. If you’re [...]

Dame Mary Quant

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Congratulations to the enigmatic and timeless Mary Quant who has been named a Dame in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. We certainly agree that the mini skirt has made a great contribution to British fashion! The South London-born, Goldsmith’s College of Art-trained designer is as quintessentially British as they come: creative, quirky and entrepreneurial. [...]

10 Vintage New Years Resolutions

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How have you started your 2015? Perhaps by signing up for a new gym membership, perhaps with a promise to get in touch with family and friends more often or perhaps you’re still stumped for what you want to improve this year. We looked for some sage advice from some vintage songs, diaries, letters and [...]

The Year in Vintage 2014

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Is it just us or has 2014 flown by?! It’s time again to look back on another amazing year for Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair and lots of interesting things happening in the world of vintage. Before we start making some very exciting plans for 2015, here’s a look back at another vintage year… Our 5th [...]

The Best Vintage Christmas Photo Shoots

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There are so many reasons we love Christmas, but largely because it’s the only time of year you can get away with wearing sequins in the daytime and red velvet! We’ve dug out some of our favourite vintage fashion editorials from some of the most prolific photographers of the twentieth century for inspiration this year… [...]

London’s best vintage NYE parties

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Just when you’ve got Christmas under wraps – presents bought, mince pies made, cards sent – and you think you can breathe a sigh of relief, you realise you haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans. It’s a time for nostalgia and a good old fashioned knees up so naturally there are plenty of vintage-themed parties [...]

The Vintage Collections 15th Feb, Vintage Fashion Fair 2015

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11am -5pm £4 entry (£2 with NUS card) 10am £5 entry to trade buyers only Find all the great designers under one roof this fashion season at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair Where will you find fashion from the likes of Chanel, Dior, Vivienne Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent all under one roof this coming fashion week? [...]

1950′s Fashion

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It’s time for another ‘CVFF quick guide to…’ and we’ve finally reached the middle of the 20th century to dive head first into an era that began to shape the fashion system we know today! We explored at the end of the 1940s how Christian Dior invented the ‘new look’ in Paris and by the [...]