Ian has been a passionate collector of vintage clothing for over 35 years, at first just shopping for himself in Toronto’s Kensington Market, and then worldwide to stock his first vintage clothing store, 20th Century Frox – the foundation for the Ian Drummond Collection.
Ian worked in the Toronto film industry since the early 1990s. A member of IATSE 873 since 1997, he’s worked as an Assistant Costume Designer on numerous projects; on Hairspray and Cinderella Man as the Extras Coordinator (responsible for the costuming of 3000+ background performers in each film.) As well, Ian was the wardrobe buyer on Chicago, an Oscar winner for costume design.
Through all of these productions he has gained invaluable knowledge about what works in the realm of vintage clothing for film and television, and keeps all this in mind as he shops for the collection. In the studio, Ian is often requested to pull from the collection, providing his excellent service to Emmy and Oscar-winning productions worldwide.
When asked why he got into the rental business his answer is simple.
“It satisfies two urges: to shop AND to keep!”