Hammersmith Vintage Fair, which happens approximately once a month, is not just great for vintage clothes, it’s also a place to watch women dress creatively in both vintage and contemporary dress. If you get there early, as I normally do, you’ll find half the stalls are abandoned as their owners are off rummaging for ‘finds’ on other people’s stals. I swear any money vintage sellers make is spent on more vintage clothing for themselves. This week I took a few covert snaps of some of the best.
Trousers (above) were looking interesting this time, ranging from the baggy menswear look (left) to perhaps the most stylish way EVER with jersey sweatpants (middle) when worn with a beautiful tailored jacket. The workwear denims (right) were also a look I haven’t seen for a while, it was super chic with that leather belt too.
Below, florals were also out in force, with a strong leaning towards oriental flowers and shapes.
The woman below left is a stall holder, one of my favourites, who always inspires me with her accessories. Usually she is wearing strands of either white ivory looking beads or shades of amber, as she is here. She has been buying beads for years, she told me, hence her enviable collection. I also love the dip-dyed handkerchief hemline on the skirt right, worn with gorgeous shoes.
My favourite texture/colour combo is definitely the centre picture below, where stripes and florals combine beautifully, love the shoe choice too. I also thought the maxi tartan skirt in scarlet mixed with the candy coloured bag was inspired.
Dresses were varied, the indigo dress/coat outfit was a lovely mix of textures and the jersey dress right, was worn with beautiful vintage brown leather lace ups. The lady in the middle is a stall holder wearing a dress over s dress, which looked lovely although she was actually just trying it on to buy. Experimental styling!
Hammersmith Vintage Fair is on every five to six weeks, next one is now 15th January 2012, although there’s a Kensington Town Hall one on 4th December 2011. Check details on dates here