CLERKENWELL VINTAGE FASHION FAIR, THE LFW HIGHLIGHT
Vintage is the new black judging by the popularity of the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion during London Fashion Week. We take a look at what to expect on 14 September, 2014
Vintage has always scored style points amongst the fashion crowd, but Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair has seen a rising trend in converts to fashion that doesn’t merely reference modern fashion’s formative eras, but are actually a part of it.
Thanks to the likes of Dawn O’Porter’s Channel 4 show, The Old Thing: The Vintage Clothes Show, which aims to show high street fast fashion junkies that there’s a vintage style to suit everyone, vintage is the new black!
Certainly no second-hand tat market, The Vintage Collections at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair held every London Fashion Week is the definitive event to pick up designer vintage and on-trend pieces that have stood the test of time. Always attracting a crowd of international stylists, top fashion house design teams, models and bloggers who take time out of their busy London Fashion Week schedules, the event is also popular with regulars and newcomers who want to celebrate the most important date in London’s fashion calendar. Unlike the exclusivity of London Fashion Week catwalks, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair has become a welcoming and well-loved event open to the public as well as building a fantastic reputation with the fashion industry.
Now in its fifth year, The Vintage Collections brings not only the finest womenswear, menswear and accessories from 1800s to 1980s, but a traditional tearoom where you can put your feet up with a slice of delicious home-made cake and enjoy live music from their resident jazz chanteuse. Book yourself into their nail bar for good old-fashioned pampering and, for that extra special touch, their on-the-spot alterations team can fix up the perfect fit on your new purchases too.
Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair’s Vintage Collection takes place on Sunday 14 September, 2014, from 11am-5pm at the Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue EC1R 4RP; clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk