Friday, 18 January 2013

Deborah Woolf Vintage Archive Opens

Deborah Woolf Vintage Archive has opened at Alfies Antiques Market.  The archive is a new resource for vintage clothing, accessories and props for fashion and costume designers, stylists and the general public.

Deborah Woolf Vintage Archive, First Floor at Alfies

As an addition to her established vintage boutique at 28 Church Street, Deborah Woolf's Vintage Archive houses a further collection of rare archive vintage stock for sale, with some stock available for hire to designers looking for inspiration.

Clothing and accessories range from 1880 - 1980

Deborah’s stock ranges from the 1880s to 1980s with a big emphasis on print. The collection includes rare British boutique designer clothing from the 1960s and 70s such as Jean Muir, Biba, Ossie Clark, John Bates plus Dior, YSL & Givenchy and others. Deborah also has an archive of children’s and baby wear, antique folk, ethnic and tribal clothing as well as props such as mannequins, suitcases, hatboxes and toys, which can also be hired for advertising and editorial shoots.

Emphasis on print and pattern

The Archive is open by appointment and is accessible 7 days a week and after hours. The Archive is in the ‘creative hub’ workshop area on the first floor, with it’s own access at 13 Church Street. The Archive studio will be open at times during Alfies normal opening hours but the full Archive service is only available by appointment with Deborah.

1960s Op Art cut out shift dress with 1960s domed straw hat

Deborah is great at interpreting a brief or mood board and has a vast fashion history knowledge. She worked for many years in film, TV and music videos as a TV and video Director, Designer and Producer, including 9 years at MTV creating award winning moving image campaigns, branding and identity for MTV UK.
1950s silk satin unlabelled evening gown believed to be a copy of a Dior dress.

The Archive offers privacy and discretion for clients. Deborah’s clients include luxury and high street fashion brands in UK, Europe and USA.  Her private clients include film & TV actors, musicians and celebrities.
Early 1970s 'Olympic Rings' hand screen printed chiffon gown by Cleonice Capece, Rome

Costume Designers have also sourced from Deborah for many films including Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows’, Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglorious Basterds’, Richard Curtis’ ‘The Boat That Rocked’ and Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut ‘Quartet’.

John Bates own label 1970s cashmere and leather jacket, part of skirt suit.

Deborah has her main boutique across the road from Alfies at 28 Church Street which has a permanent collection of vintage clothing and accessories and is open Tuesdays to Saturday or by appointment at other times.

For appointments and enquiries, please email Deborah at:
You can also follow her on facebook and visit her website.

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