We also have a wide assortment of children’s items in the collection. And this has to be the sweetest and most glorious 1970s child’s polyester tee shirt that we ever did see.
Ian Drummond Collection is a Toronto, Canada-based production-friendly world-class wardrobe rental studio able to provide top-to-toe costuming for cast and background performers, and will ship worldwide with accurate paperwork a quick turnaround.
Ian’s 30+ years in working with vintage clothing and 20 years experience as a resource for the film industry means that the studio’s rental system is designed to offer costume designers and stylists a wearable and screen-ready collection in a comfortable, clean, organized and climate controlled environment, with easy-to-understand paperwork for accounting purposes and a friendly, efficient staff.
His knowledge of what works in the industry is unsurpassed. His personal experience in other rental houses and as an Assistant Costume Designer and Background Coordinator is apparent in every aspect of the business. Ian and his staff are understanding of the pressure that designers, stylists and industry professionals are under, and take pride in being available, responsive and flexible to their needs.
For those sourcing in Toronto, the 10,000 square foot studio is essentially a hybrid between a store and a warehouse, with each aisle individually lit and the clothing under drops sheets for protection from fading and dust. Over 30,000 pieces of clothing have been entered into a computerized numerical inventory system. Each garment is individually labeled and includes the gender, decade and size making it easier for costume coordinators to organize their rental stock.
Ian’s work as an Assistant Costume Designer and Background Coordinator allows the studio to pull confidently for a production with accurate, well-chosen and top-quality results. The staff can provide clean, crisp images with all the information needed to work with the Ian Drummond Collection from across the world. The studio’s experience with providing this service guarantees a smooth transaction.
The Ian Drummond Collection’s movie and TV wardrobe rental studio is open to Industry Professionals from 9-5 Monday through Friday, or by appointment.
We sell to the public at special events, please see our Upcoming Shows page, and to the trade by appointment.
Hours: Monday to Friday 9-5pm or by Appointment
222 Islington Avenue, Unit 8
Toronto, Ontario, M8V 3W7
Photo: Nick Kozak for The Toronto Star
It’s SO organized! How do you do it?” Is the compliment of many first time visitors.
It has always been Ian’s goal to provide costume designers and stylists with a comfortable, clean, organized and climate controlled environment, essentially a hybrid cross between a store and a warehouse. Each aisle is individually lit and all the clothing is kept under drops sheets to protect them from fading and dust
The stock has been organized by gender and decade. To date we have entered over 16,000 pieces of clothing into a computerized numerical inventory system. Each garment is individually labeled, usually in a visible place and includes the gender, decade and size making it easier for costumers and coordinators to organize their rental stock.
The Ian Drummond Collection is located in the Fashion district in Toronto
Each aisle is individually lit and all the clothing is kept under drop sheets to protect it from fading and dust.
Top Photo: Nick Kozak for The Toronto Star
Ian Drummond Collection is housed in a 10,000 square foot working studio open 9-5 or by appointment to industry professionals. We offer items primarily for rental to Film, Television and Theatre – but we have to let go of items that don’t work for rental stock.
Ian will sometimes buy entire collections for just the few pieces that we need! We always have clothing and accessories available through our three Etsy stores: Feminine fans will enjoy Ian Drummond Vintage; IDCMasculine is stocked with handsome items; Ian Drummond Stash stocks fabric, trims, buttons, distressed vintage and other items for crafting, working, sewing or the home.
We also regularly participate in shows such as CAFTCAD’s Movie Wardrobe Sales, the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, and the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show, plus others as we’re invited. We’ll always offer updates on Facebook, and occasionally offer special items for sale via Instagram.
Coming up next is the CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale where we do our best to clear linear feet and sell our collective weight in items that need to go in order to make room for more working stock.
And then we have the Christie Antique Show – another opportunity to bring out stock that you don’t see at every outing. Here is where Ian brings the textiles, ephemera and odds and sods that come along with purchasing entire estates for the clothing and accessories we need to have in stock.
Top Photo: Nick Kozak for The Toronto Star