It’s a gorgeous Yorkshire of vintage tomorrow with two fabulous fairs in the county – the Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair and the York Fashion Week Vintage Fair. Spoilt choice. Maybe it’s possible to take in both.
Run by Caroline Brown of Rose & Brown Vintage, the Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair takes place at Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, tomorrow 9.30am – 4pm, bringing vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920s to the 1980s.
Established in 2007, the fair features 48 stalls of quality traders. Caroline says, “We have stallholders selling everything from 1950s frocks to Art Deco prints, kitchenalia, vintage toys, vintage vinyl, hats, shoes, handbags, collectable books, jewellery from every era, mid-Century ceramics, small furniture, vintage lighting, curios, radios, industrial salvage and so much more.
“There’s lots of vintage fashion – so you can fill your wardrobe with stylish Spring coats and jackets and outfits for work or fun. There’s something for everyone as we choose stallholders with diverse, quality stock, which includes fabulous homewares too. We are dedicated to true vintage, which means everything must be over 25 years old, and our stallholders bring plenty of bargains, but also rare collectors’ pieces. With refreshments provided by Shipley’s Interlude Tea Room, plus a soundtrack of tunes from the 20’s to the 80’s, it’s a lovely way to spend a Saturday.”
It’s £3 full price / £2 concessions / under 16s free. Future dates of the Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fairs are: 29 June, 21 & 22 September, 30 November. Rose & Brown Vintage also organise vintage fairs at Whitby Pavilion, at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley and at Lotherton Hall for Leeds Council. Website www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk
York Fashion Week Vintage Fair is run by Sue Ryder and it takes place at Society on Rougier Street in York, 10am – 5pm, free entry and it includes recycled fashion alongside all the vintage.
York Fashion Week has been a huge success to date and runs until this Sunday, so there’s still time if you want to go.
Yorkshire Fashion Week remaining programme highlights
Friday March 29
The Yorkshire Exhibition at Hotel Du Vin: Join Creat-Hive for afternoon tea, live art and music and fashion catwalks – Show 1 – JW Dressmaker, Rua Luja, What’s Your Skirt, Wake Designs, Stacy Gilyard. Show 2 – Isaro Collections, WR Designs, Anthony French, Faye Grosvenor, Gypsy Blood. Show 3 – Dazarockz, B-Mintage, Sunny Sun, Fabrication, Elaramoon. Show 4 – Shamim Akhtar, Loula Boutique, Jenny Dixon Couture, Elise Designs. 10am-3pm, £20, at www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Queen of Extreme at York Castle Museum: Explore the work and influences of Vivienne Westwood, 2-3pm, £5 plus museum admission.
Upcycled Embellished Fashion Brooches at York Explore: Beginners welcome as embroidery artist Jessica will teach 3D creative designs, 2-4pm, £25.
Ethical Fashion Show at Hotel du Vin York: New designs in silk, tweed, linen, and ethically-produced cotton, teamed with the re-use of vintage clothing with Doc Cotton, Antonia House Couture, Banshee Vintage, Maude & Tommy, Mey, and lots more 6.30-8.30pm, £16 online or £15 from York Green Party.
Sophisticated Styling at Saks York: Join Jackie Crawford Image Consultant, Rose & Flo Millinery and Saks Hairdressing for an evening of style tips, prosecco and canapes, 6pm-8pm, £5
She Loves York Fashion Show at for The Principal Hotel York. Ticket price includes a cocktail on arrival, High Tea and a glass of fizz. 6.45-9.45pm, £26, at www.shelovesyork.co.uk.
LK Bennett Fashion Show at the store, 6-8pm, call 01904 673451.
Saturday, March 30
The Feel-Good Fashion Fiesta at Browns York: With image consultant Jackie Crawford and creative studio Buttercrumble, 10am-12noon, £25.
York Sewing Bee at York Explore: 10am- 4pm, free, SOLD OUT
Vintage Fair at Society, Rougier Street, York: The Antiques Centre York & Sue Ryder host. 10am-5pm, free.
Stimul8 Fashion Show at Grand Opera House York: Celebrating disability and diversity, a fun afternoon with disabled children and young people and their families. 2.30-4.30pm, £5/£2, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Theatre directly on 08448713024.
Hope Fashion with Nanya at the Principal Hotel York: Nayna McIntosh founded the Hope fashion brand in 2014 after being one of the leading lights behind George at Asda and Per Una. 2-4pm, £10, with fizz and cakes, booking www.eventbrite.co.uk.
John Lewis & Partners Fashion Event at The Grand York: An evening showcasing trends with a glass of fizz and canapes and gift bag. 7-9pm, £15. Book in store at John Lewis, or call 01904 557 950.
Live DJ & Drinks at Year Dot on Swinegate: With T-shirts, atshirts, hoodies or accessories and a 15% discount at the event. From 6pm, free
Sunday March 31
Empower Your Fashion at The York Marriott Hotel: With Afternoon Tea, Jackie Crawford and Andrea Morrison, 10am-3pm, £50, www.eventbrite.co.uk
The Big Stitch Recycled Sequin Community Installation Project at York Explore: Join in and get involved with a large community wall hanging. 11am-3pm, free.
Mother’s Day Fashion Tea at The Grange Hotel York: Project You and Thimbelina of York showcase clever ways to update clothing with a sustainable fashion catwalk and afternoon tea. 12noon-3pm, £20, www.eventbrite.co.uk.