Blink Events: The Vintage Festival, Part 5- The Finale

We couldn’t fit all the fun into one week’s worth of posts so we have another for you today- but this is the last about the wonderful Vintage Festival. To catch up on all the posts from this event, just click here. The final post has been reserved for two British heritage brands, both of whom have a rich history in adding pattern into our lives.

Firstly we look at a capsule wallpaper collection created in partnership between Graham and Brown and Hemingway Design, in joint celebration for the Festival of Britain’s 60th anniversary and Graham and Brown’s 65th anniversary. Both companies are from Blackburn and have a working relationship that has lasted for over a decade, so had the perfect foundation to create this set of four designs reflecting the 30’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. As Donna Riley, Brand Manager of Graham and Brown, puts it “These new designs give a nod to the past and a wink to the future.”

'Loopy Lines'

'Do the Stretch'


'Deco Diamond'

The second brand in the spotlight is Horrockses, who celebrate their return after many years ‘resting’. This iconic 50’s printed textile and dress making brand has returned with a slightly new take on their heritage, with a collection of bedlinen all inspired by the brand’s rich archive. The Vintage Festival hosted the first ever opportunity to buy this new collection, prior to its mid August launch nationwide. We feel in love with the ‘Martha’ collection, a peppy floral and butterfly combination that is guaranteed to put an end to Monday morning blues…

the 'Martha' collection

a vintage Horrockses dress

a vintage Horrockses dress

Well, we have reached the end of our posts on an incredible event. Thanks again to Wayne and the whole team for all of their dedication and hard work. It was immense!