Thursday, 17 January 2013

New Dealer: Next Time Around

Cerys Thomas of Next Time Around specialises in Post-War British boutique era clothing and accessories from the likes of Ossie Clark, Mary Quant, Bill Gibb, Mr Freedom, Foale & Tuffin, Gina Fratini and Thea Porter.

We asked Cerys a few questions....

Please tell us about yourself
I come from an antiques background - my Dad is an antiquarian book dealer, one of my brothers sells rare records and an uncle sells furniture. It was only natural I would end up in the trade eventually. I did a degree in fashion and have always loved clothes and history.

What interests you in vintage fashion?
Creating an identity for yourself - I am particularly drawn to post-war British fashion as it is an exciting time culturally with lots of innovations in style as well as in music, art , film, etc. To me they are interlinked and the fashion of the time is a good way to hold a piece of history.

Who is your style icon and why?
Too many to mention - for my personal style I love the look of Fran├žoise Hardy.

Fran├žoise Hardy
What is the oldest item you have for sale?
At the moment probably a 1930's embroidered top. I regularly acquire stock from France via my family there, usually items from the 1920's to 1950's so a little earlier than other items I have for sale.

1930's Embroidered top

What is your favourite item in the shop and why?
A 1970's Catherine Buckley maxi dress made from 1930's fabric. Buckley specialised in re-using jacquard fabrics from the turn of the century so her clothes are quite delicate and thus rare. She also dressed Joanna Lumley in The New Avenger TV series - interesting fact!

1970s Catherine Buckley maxi dress

Maxi dress label

Visit Next Time Around on the first floor, Stand F015.

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