Since 1999 Cleo and Mark Butterfield have specialised in hiring inspirational vintage clothing to design professionals from one of the widest ranging and largest privately owned collections in the UK.
Housed in our Devon warehouse, our collection is enormous, running into many thousand garments, from Victorian Gothic through to early 21st Century designer deconstruction, couture to street fashion, traditional European and Asian folk costume to club wear, and individual collections of important British, European & Japanese designers.
The vast range of style, patterns, fabric techniques, embellishment and prints in the collection has provided inspiration to clients from internationally famous designer labels to well-known UK high street stores.
The archive provides customers with a unique fashion resource of outstanding quality with a service tailored to meet their needs.
The collection is used by fashion designers providing inspiration to design teams from international labels and well-known UK high street stores, as well as costume designers working on feature films and television drama.
The archive is a valuable resource for exhibition curators and we have worked with some of the most notable museums in the UK and Europe including:
The V&A Kensington & Dundee
The Design Museum, London
The Fashion and Textile Museum, Bermondsey
The Gallery of Costume, Manchester Art Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery, London
The Civic, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Texteilmuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Falkenbergs Museum. Sweden
The Style Icons Museum, Newbridge. Ireland