Saturday, 10 December 2011

Flashback Vintage Fashion Show At Nottingham Contemporary December 7th 2011

Nottingham Contemporary was the setting for a fabulous and glamorous evening of vintage fashion and music this week as local event organiser Clementine Paro brought together a beautiful selection of Nottingham independent boutiques, designers and vintage clothing specialists.

Featuring stalls, dozens of models parading in a catwalk show, a 50s inspired band and a mesmerising Argentine Tango, the event played to an appreciative and enthusiastic audience in a packed-out Nottingham Contemporary cafe bar.

The fashion show clothes were provided by the very well-established Celia's Vintage Clothing on Derby Road who exclusively specialise in authentic clothing and accessories from Victorian to 1980s fashion, BooBoo Kitty Couture, who offer a bespoke made to measure dress making service inspired by film and sewing patterns from the 40s and 50s and A Vintage Obsession on Goose Gate in Hockley who specialise in designer pieces at great prices and offer a 'made to measure' service. More clothes were also on show by The Collar Worker who create innovative designs that are as far as possible sustainable, Frock studio/shop on Forest Road who design and make vintage inspired dresses that can be bought off the peg or in house, Oxfam D.I.Y from Goose Gate whose clothes are all donated by members of the public and whose proceeds go to overcome poverty and suffering and finally Callecia J. Brown, whose designs are handmade in house in Nottingham and create dynamic silhouettes incorporating femininity with meticulous detail.

Hair styling was provided by Lucille's Locks who create high class vintage styling and other stall holders included the boutique and antiques centre from Hopkinson Gallery and vintage jewellery, handbags and accessories from Eden Bea Vintage who hand-select each item from the 1920-1980 period.

You can watch every single outfit modelled in the fashion show encore video footage below.

Later in the evening, the audience were also treated to a dramatic and seductive tango by Luna y Molino Tango who offer lessons and private lessons in Nottingham and can be contacted at You can confidentially watch one of their dances below....


  1. I was thinking of going to this to take some photos for my blog, but it clashed with another event.

  2. I love everything that is vintage. I was dreaming of going to a place like this so I just planned to have an event wherein everyone could join and showcase their vintage stuffs, a vintage party indeed.


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