The Vintage Festival is coming soooooooooooon

With 2012 being such an iconic year for the UK, it seems only right that iconic design legend Wayne Hemingway, has created a festival to celebrate all that is fabulous about Britain. True to its name, the Vintage Festival promises to celebrate eight decades of British culture and cool, covering music, fashion, art and design-which is no mean feat, but an exciting one at that.

This year, the festival is taking place this year in the grounds of beautiful Boughton Hall in Northamptonshire on 13- 15th July. A venue which lends itself perfectly to perky post war fashions, vintage cars, swinging sixties, psychedelic seventies, emo eighties and in my humble opinion, not so hot nineties, all of which are accounted for at this three day event.

There will be over 250 market stands selling a whole spectrum of vintage wares, alongside fashion shows, clothes making workshops, make up lessons, vintage cars and caravans, record and art stalls, a cinema, roller discos and dance classes….This mini fest is bound to provide something for boys and girls who like dressing up and know how to have fun. And expect lots and lots of that…. With cameras set to be street styling at every opportunity, the seriously cool are potentially going to be scouted on the spot, to walk the runways of the numerous fashion shows, which are taking place over the weekend.

Style legends Twiggy and Jo Wood, are each curating a fashion shows throughout the weekend, with Twiggy highlighting her era of the sixties and showcasing original fashions of the decade; And Jo’s is inspired by the disco era of Studio 54. As well as Rusty Egan and Brendan Cole who will bring their own style to the stage. With original vintage pieces rubbing shoulders with upcycled and customized goods, expect unique, individual and one of a kind designs, and be sure to bring your camera!

But it’s not all about the clothes or shopping, the evening entertainment is just as varied with bands confirmed including Chic, Alice Russell and the cabaret act Nouvelle Vague. there is even a vintage fun fair, cinema and superbly camp Champ Olympiad, which really has to be seen to be believed!

With access on site for camping, or glamping- it wont even matter if the weathers a bit iffy- although it may affect your kitten heels!

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By Sara Darling