After a break for the summer, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair is back! Our fashion week special, The Vintage Collections, is just two weeks away with a number of fantastic traders old and new.
Each of our traders is individually vetted for authenticity and quality so we’re excited to introduce you to a fresh face at the fair, Annie’s Vintage. The store in Islington has been a popular destination for film and theatre costume departments for decades and has also built a fantastic reputation with fashion houses from Alexander McQueen to Donna Karen. Annie Moss has been collecting for 40 years, so she’s a true expert, and was truly ahead of her time in setting up a vintage store. She specialises in 1920’s and 1930’s eveningwear and bridalwear.
What made you first fall in love with vintage fashion?
I love the idea of individual one off pieces, better quality than modern clothes and the pieces are an investment.
Which is your favourite decade of fashion and why?
I love the 1920s as some of the flapper dresses are pieces of art.
Where do you source your vintage?
France where a lot of the 1920’s items were made.
What do you look for in the items you source?
Quality, individual and fashionable.
What’s your top tip for shopping great vintage?
Try them on.
What’s your top tip for looking after vintage clothing?
Don’t tuck them away, just wear them
Why have you chosen to trade at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair?
Great variety of quality sellers in a lovely location
What special pieces are you bringing with you to the September fair?
All my best 1920’s and 1930’s pieces.
Shop Annie’s amazing fashion at The Vintage Collections at Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair, Sunday 13th September 2015, 11am until 5pm, The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4RP.
Join the Facebook event here.