21 September 2012

Fashion Retrospective at the Bloomsbury Ballroom

Last weekend we had the opportunity to see Vintage Modes appear at London Fashion Week in 'Fashion Retrospective'. A catwalk show and party that explores the past to predict next season's trends. Founded by Bourne and Hollingsworth, Retrospective has teamed up with the best vintage experts in London including Vintage Modes to create a show that features fashions from the 1920s right through to the 1980s. Here a some pictures of the event...


Model is wearing an outfit from Vintage Modes.

Vintage black leather Issey Miyake skirt £190. Offered by Vintage Modes

Model is wearing a vintage chiffon snake skin dress

Vintage chiffon snake skin dress £270. Offered by Vintage Modes

Model is wearing a seethrough raincoat

Seethrough raincoat £175. Offered by Vintage Modes

Vintage blue Missoni jacket £385. Offered by Vintage Modes


Photographer: Anya Holdstock

6 September 2012

London Design Festival

Next week sees the start of London Design Festival, as always it is full of fantastic events and exhibition showing the best of design. There is always a focus on crafts and making which is also celebrated here at Grays with the hundreds of fantastically crafted items that have survived the decades if not hundreds of years!

4 post war, perspex, reverse painted butterfly brooches from Gillian Horsup

Early twentieth century ladies limoges enamel pendant featuring a woman wearing a veil, set in 18ct gold from The Antique Jewellery Company

A 1970s Lapis lazuli ring in 18kt gold from Michelle Jewellery

We love this stunning plique a jour enameled dragonfly pin in 18ct gold and with opal and diamonds from Boris

Events were are looking forward to are -

24/7 Stitch: Karen Nicol at Fine Cell Work - which is just round the corner from us!

 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 designed by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

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