Matthew Adams, who runs Frock Me, studied Costume & Theatre Design at Central School of Art & Design in the mid-1970s. He started selling vintage fashion in 1979 at the the now defunct Swiss Cottage Market in north London and by 1980 had set up the thriving Stables Market in London's Camden Lock.
The very first 'Vintage Fashion Fair' in the country was held at the Kensington Town Hall in the mid-1990s. In 2004 we moved this event over to Chelsea and changed the name to Frock Me!
Although we have spawned several imitations (including one relative newcomer who quite erroneously and very bizarrely claims to be the 'first' and the originator of the term 'vintage fashion'), Frock Me!is easily London’s hottest vintage fashion event, held several times a year at the Chelsea Town Hall in the King’s Road and now also in Brighton at the Corn Exchange. All the top vintage dealers in the country come to sell an unrivalled collection of vintage clothing and accessories including hats, shoes, gloves and jewellery alongside modern designer wear.