London’s Leading Vintage Fashion, Antique Textile & Accessory Event
Carefully curated by its founder, Savitri, whose vision was developed over the course of two decades working in the fashion, music and film industries, the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair offers attendees an immersive vintage experience. From vendors selling collectables from famous fashion houses such as Dior, Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent and Ossie Clark through to tailors, including Kirstie Robinson, celebrity alterations expert, providing advice and on the spot alterations this is the destination fair for the vintage fashionista; with tastemakers travelling from Europe and beyond to participate.
Founded in 2009 in response to the growing interest in vintage fashion that was sparked by iconic shows such as Sex and The City and celebrity wearers such as Kate Moss and Dita Von Teese, the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair aims to educate and entertain. In addition to the clothing, accessories and jewellery on sale dating from the early nineteenth century to the 1980’s, the fair also features the unique Vintage Salon, where attendees can learn how to perfect the make-up and hair looks from particular periods . Also not to be missed is Mini Moon the only vintage manicurist in town, who will be re-creating nail looks that will take you back to the drawing rooms of Downton Abbey with the 1920’s half-moon look amongst the many on offer.
And what better way to unwind than at The Tea Room Des Artistes, the fair’s onsite quintessential tea-room serving delicious afternoon treats and featuring renowned jazz chanteuse, Noelle Vaughn serenading guests as they consider and celebrate their stylish purchases.
The Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is also delighted to announce the official launch of a capsule collection from Retrobates, at the upcoming fair. Retrobates is a London based clothing and lifestyle brand making pieces inspired by vintage silhouettes and using reclaimed fabrics from Indian textile markets. Founder Deborah Efemini could think of no better event to launch her nostalgic collection, than at the Fair’s 4th Birthday.
The award winning Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair continues to be committed to championing the very best in vintage fashion, whilst making it accessible for all. Entrance remains £4 with NUS Concessions £2.