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Stop Press: Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair LFW17

One of SEEN’s favourite fairs is on today. Open to industry and the style-loving public this London Fashion Week, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair arrives at Shoreditch venue The Yard for one day of unique shopping.

Today, Sunday 17th September, the space on Worship Street will be filled with over 50 of the best vintage traders from across the UK selling designer names such as Chanel and Gucci, labels no longer available on the British high street including Biba and Ossie Clark, as well as original, label-less pieces, all dating from the Victorian era to the 1980s. Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair has been catering to fashion design teams, editors, researchers, stylists and vintage connoisseurs since 2009, earning a reputation as the fair to find quality vintage in London. As a major resource for the fashion industry, the pieces sourced at the fair go on to be next season’s trends, just as we’ve seen with aw17’s 60’s space-age revival, 70’s mustard hues, and 80’s power tailoring.

The exciting move to The Yard for the first time puts them alongside other stylish events held at the venue including Victoria Beckham sample sales, the London College of Fashion Graduate Fashion Show, and top PR agency IPR London’s press days. Situated above IPR’s permanent showroom, the space is also managed by the Curate production service who have helped put together events for Joseph, Roland Mouret, and 3.1 Phillip Lim, to name a few.

The Roving Café will be parking their vintage Piaggio in the courtyard on the day, serving delicious and comforting food for all tastes and dietary requirements using locally-sourced produce, and prosecco cocktails for £5! You can usually find chef Hayley Edwards, a former PA to Marco Pierre White, in the Nomadic Community Gardens off Brick Lane. She’ll be bringing a little flavour of the cool hangout, a converted scrubland now covered in vibrant art and own-grown fruit and veg, to Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair’s London Fashion Week special takes place on Sunday 17th September 2017 from 11am until 5pm. Entry to the fair is £4 (£2 for students) on the door. As Dame Vivienne Westwood has said (SEEN may be paraphrasing here): Choose wisely, treasure what you wear. How glorious that vintage fashion embodies these ideas.

The Yard
89 &1/2
Worship Street