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The Vintage Collections Fair Preview

Sunday 25th February – London Fashion Weekend

11am-5:30pm £5 entry (£2 with NUS card)

London Fashion Weekend is here and the The Vintage Collections are at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair this Sunday. In our new Central London venue, Freemasons’ Hall, regularly used for fashion shows, award ceremonies and dinner dances, most notably, the Fashion Scout emerging designer catwalks during London Fashion Week, who have just hosted another season. We’ll have styles spanning over 100 years of fashion that inspire contemporary collections and the best designer vintage labels.

Whether you’re scouting for new-season inspiration, sourcing for your next photo shoot or need a fresh wardrobe update our 50+ traders will have you sorted from head to toe with sensational vintage apparel. Come and visit us in our NEW home in the heart of Covent Garden and enjoy the beautiful architecture while discovering knowledgeable traders with decades of combined experience including product development for major fashion houses, costume design for theatre, film and television, as well as styling for fashion editorial and music videos.

Regular customers to our fairs will no doubt have their list of favourite regular traders picked out such as Lady Jane’s Vintage Bandwagon, May Cottage Prints, Chi Chi Ra Ra Vintage, A Loose Arrangement, Little Venice Vintage, Viva Vintage Jewels, June Nevin, Paulo Portobello, The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe, Squirrel Vintage, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Miniola Vintage, Rebecca Sweeting, HDO Vintage, Vintage Gisela and Bimp Tulip. From 1920s flapper dresses to 70’s Biba coats, French workwear and 90s couture, our cherry-picked traders have varying expertise and specialisms to cater to every style hunter.

1940’s Motorcycle Jacket – Bimp Tulip

Miss Mouse 70s Chenille 2 Piece – Chichirara Vintage

Vintage Sating Pants & Decorative Ironwork – Linda Powell

Vintage Tiara & Hair Pin – The Antique and Vintage Wardrobe

We’re delighted to welcome back some returning traders to include Mimi Lem founder of I-Wear Vintage all the way from Brussels with 100’s of pairs of statement sunglasses like these 1980’s Givenchy tortoiseshell frames with organic lenses. Nothing says ”no camera’s please” like a pair of sunglasses…

Fuji Kimono returns with her unequaled collection of vintage kimonos, shibori, boro, hakama and tabi boots. From delicate cherry blossom prints to bold geometric designs there will be something for everyone.

Label lovers you’ll find everything from 70’s Halston to Pucci, Fiorucci and Bill Gibb on this stand. Chloe Lefay of Crystal Vintage returns from East Sussex in her Horse Truck full to the brim of special pieces amassed for our fair. With an eye for style and design over revival trends expect a well curated stand with fresh approach.

Also travelling up to Central London from the South West coast is Lynda Ryan with 1940s & 50s womenswear & accessories as well as her collection of high end designer vintage from labels such as Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga, YSL and Gucci.

90’s Chanel Leather Runway Jacket

Swans & Donkeys return with their enchanting collection of jewellery and fashion dating from 1930s-1970s. The entire collection was amassed from their late mother and grandmother to society events in London and Paris. Some of the pieces come with photographs of them wearing the garments.

Details of a 1930’s chiffon, lame and lace dress

NEW to our fair but certainly not new to the industry is Naomi Leigh who has been trading for nearly 40 years at fairs and the antique market on Camden Passage. Naomi sells exquisite antique and costume jewellery dating from 1900’s-1970’s and collectible handbags. Naomi will be bringing her finest collection to our show to include these HUGE paste earrings…

Laura Von Behr is relatively new to the vintage scene joining our family of traders this year with a well curated stand of womenswear dating from 1920s-1980s with an eye for great design and print. Laura’s favourite era’s are 1930’s and 70’s. This fabulous 1970’s Pucci number will be among her rails this Sunday…

Promoting everyday affordable vintage is Viva Soul London. Menswear & womenswear ranging from 1960s-1990s. Bag yourself a bargain this Sunday to include this fuschia pink grosse grain Bob Mackie suit.

Lastly we welcome legendary designer Malcolm Hall to our show this Sunday who designed costumes for the Rock Icons of the 1970’s. Among Malcolm’s clientele were The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Abba, Mott the Hoople, Slade and Mud. Malcolm will be bringing his flamboyant collection of silk and satin circa 1975 suits and leather jackets as well as pieces from his vintage bridal collection. This stand will be mobbed with collectors, stylists and vintage dealers looking for pieces with great provenance. Yuo couldn’t get a better story than this hand-painted satin and gold suit designed for Jimmy Page!

Concerned about the perfect fit? No need! Bespoke local tailoring service Faustus London will be on hand to discuss your needs so you won’t need to compromise on the dream dress or suit. Just pop in the dressing room and let them pin you in. They’ll have the garment back to you by the time you’ve finished browsing the fair.

It’s the most fashionable time of the year in London!  We’re looking forward to greeting many stylists, designers, and industry guests this Sunday, as well as sharp-eyed vintage shoppers, to Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden.

There’s ample FREE parking in the surrounding area from 06:30-12 midnight.

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