With vintage now firmly establishing itself as a hot fashion trend, it seems fashionistas far and wide can't get enough of this look. Even the likes of Beyonce, Julia Roberts, Kate Moss and even Michelle Obama have been snapped embracing the vintage vibe. And with no signs of this trend slowing down, in 2012 the nationwide Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sales will be a haven for nostalgia, entertainment and amazing shopping!
Whether your fashion obsession is fabulous 1920s beaded dresses (think Underbelly Razor and The Great Gatsby), glamorous couture gowns from the 50s, or seriously groovy 70s suits, boots, belts and buckles, you'll find stylish, funky, quirky and glamorous gear for guys and girls at Love Vintage. Discover designer fashion brought in from New York, London and Paris - you might just find a vintage treasure from Mary Quant, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Versace or Prada.
You can also find some of the most stylish dresses
However, it's not just about clothing, with Australia's best dealers in vintage, antique and retro textiles, jewellery, homewares and collectables, all set to come together under one roof. Specialist traders will be selling wonderful antique tablecloths, hand-made aprons, vintage sewing patterns and magazines, antique prints, jewelled '50s compacts and lipstick cases, rare Bakelite brooches, the prettiest parasols, quirky kitchenalia, vintage posters and prints, and so much more!
Visitors will also enjoy fashion parades, workshops and music all weekend, and are especially encouraged to dress in vintage chic at the show's 'Red Carpet' opening on Friday evening. Wear your favourite fashions from the 1920s to '50s, '60s to (uh oh!) '80s complete with accessories, makeup and hair styling - strut your stuff on the catwalk for our judges and you might be crowned 'Best Dressed in Vintage'. There are lots of fabulous prizes to be won!
March 23-25, 2012 - Sydney Love Vintage Clothing Show and Sale: Hordern Pavilion, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
April 27-29, 2012 - Canberra Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sale:Budawang Building, Exhibition Park In Canberra
May 18-20, 2012 - Melbourne - Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sale:Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens
July 13-15, 2012 - Brisbane Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sale: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank
September 14-16, 2012 - Sydney Summer Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sale:Canterbury Racecourse Function Centre
Admission: Saturday & Sunday: Adults $14, Seniors $12, Children (10-16 years) $7, Children under 10 free.
Tickets available at the door or online at www.lovevintage.com.au
Friday night 'Red Carpet' event: 5.30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 4pm