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Meet the designers: Claire Read

PUBLISHED: 09:42 01 February 2011

Claire Read, who has opened up vintage shop Poppy Valentine in the Royal Arcade Norwich, where most of the dresses she makes herself using vintage patterns and fabrics. Claire will be showcasing at Norwich Fashion Week.

Claire Read, who has opened up vintage shop Poppy Valentine in the Royal Arcade Norwich, where most of the dresses she makes herself using vintage patterns and fabrics. Claire will be showcasing at Norwich Fashion Week.

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Vintage inspired Poppy Valentine launches its SS11 collection at Norwich Fashion Week

Claire Read is the face behind the label Poppy Valentine. The fashion designer uses vintage material to make vintage inspired dresses and skirts that can be made to fit you perfectly.

Poppy Valentine will be launching its SS11 collection at its shop in the Royal Arcade on Wednesday February 23 as part of Norwich Fashion Week. The in-store event also includes discounts, giveaways, complementary cupcakes and wine, vintage hairstyling by Flamingo Amy, Pretty Vintage china and styling tips from Retro Chick blogger Gemma Seager.

The party starts at 5pm until 8pm.

Poppy Valentine will also be showcasing at the catwalk launch party at The Library restaurant on Thursday February 17.


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