Vintage Fashion Fair returns to Olympia

Image above: Hats at the Vintage Fashion Fair

The Vintage Fashion Fair at the Olympia Hilton Hotel in Kensington High Street reopens the doors to Visitors on Sunday 19 September with about sixty exhibitors.

The fair used to take place in Hammersmith Town Hall before it was redeveloped and Covid struck and has become something of a Mecca for fashion designers, costumiers, models, trend-spotters, vintage fans and fashion students.

Images above: Bits and bobs – trimmings at the Vintage Fashion Fair

Organiser of the popular fair Alberto told The Chiswick Calendar the September fair is going to be slightly different because it is not just going to accommodate many of the regular vintage fashion dealers but also fifteen specialist dealers offering for sale antique textiles, carpets and tribal art.

“The fair’s relaxed and informal atmosphere belies high standards” he told us.

“Visited by many at the forefront of fashion, the Vintage Fashion Fair has something for everyone whether the budget is big or small”.

In the vintage fashion section, visitors will be able to find handbags, lace, embroidery, gowns, chiffons, beaded dresses, necklaces, trimmings, costume jewellery, compacts, combs, fans, more competitively priced than in trendy shops and at auctions.

In the antique textiles section Visitor will be able to find genuine antique textiles, costumes and carpets pre-1930. For tribal art the dateline is more flexible, he said.

Images above: Antique textiles at the Vintage Fashion Fair

Some of the dealers

Clive Rogers – www.orient-rug.com

Aaron Nejad from Church Street – www.aaronnejad.com

Fuji Kimonos – www.fujikimono.co.uk

Rebecca from Stroud – www.strangenessandcharmvintage.co.uk

When and where

The Vintage Fashion and Antique Textiles Fair

Sunday 19 September 2021

Hilton Olympia Hotel
380 Kensington High Street
London W14 8NL

Trading hours: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Images above: Vintage fashion at the Vintage Fashion Fair

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