Ebb and Flow


While some productions are wrapping, others are gearing up. While we can’t name names, we CAN mention that we’re working with some exciting productions that are taking IDC’s items around the world, and back in time.

It’s always a thrill when our items grow wings. 

An ECrate in the IDC studio

Sunday November 6, 2016 – the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show


It’s nearly time for  Ian’s last big show of the year: the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show. Here is where items that don’t work for our film and television rental stock go so that they can work for you!

The event page is here, for updates and reminders.

But the show page is always active, so you can stay tuned all year. DO be sure to click through to find how to get discounted admission.

As a longstanding participant, Ian has been glad to lend his voice to promotions, so you can put a face to the name by looking at their media page   (and say hello when you see him!)


IDC in the RHPS

We are trembling with antici………………..…………pation. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again airs tonight (Thursday, October 20, 1016) at 8pm on Fox. We couldn’t be more proud that it was an Ian Drummond Collection sweater on Tim Curry as the Criminologist. Congrats to everyone who worked so hard on it, and thanks for using IDC! (See our vintage looks in the wedding scene too!)


The Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show, Fall 2016


There’s only ONE vintage clothing show left for us this season, and it’s the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show


Sunday November 6, 2016
10am-5pm (Tickets go on sale at 9:30am sharp)
Admission: $10 Under 12 free


The Shaw Centre (Convention Centre)
55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

Ian Drummond Collection Outfits Coming to the Ottawa Vintage Clothing Show

Of course we’re already planning our show – we’re keeners like that. Stay tuned for updates as we fill our racks, and don’t forget to follow us @iandrummondcollection on Instagram!

Why don’t you check out the Event Page!




IDC – A Studio Without Shadows


We have a soft spot in our hearts here at Ian Drummond Collection for Maudie – currently getting some nice buzz in the Toronto Star during TIFF.  We were happy to provide our own bits of colour to this charming movie, from period umbrellas to printed period dresses, elegant outfits,  character shoes and cosy sweaters – and many of the gents’ suits as well.

The palette was wonderful, and it was cheering to handle such sweet items on cold fall days.




When we got the call that umbrellas were needed, we worked to snap our whole collection from every angle, and it’s now available on Pinterest. The designer was able to make choices, and off they went.



And then, when it was time for Nik Sexton to fly out for his role as Steven the CBC Reporter, we were able to pull a few looks for him, get him fit, and send him on his way with his wardrobe.


We’re looking forward to catching Maudie down the road  – it’s just a little funny that we’re so busy working on other productions that we can’t really get out to enjoy TIFF ourselves!

It’s time for the Fall Christie Antique & Vintage Show!

It’s time for the Christie Antique & Vintage Show THIS COMING SATURDAY! Ian himself will be presiding over his usual booth, Z40, in the Pavillion (near the restrooms, food and bank machine – it’s so perfect.) Why not come see what he’s got as part of the IDC “Catch and Release Program”? And if you have vintage clothing and accessories that would work for the studio collection, why not chat him up there?

(More information at the Christie website.)

IDC instagram image Christie Is.


New to Stock – Period Boots and Shoes at IDC

We’re so happy to have good stock in these styles for rental to film and television productions. They’re a nice alternative to the Stacey Adams granny boots – which we also have a great supply of – but we like to be excellent at what we do, not merely great.


Ian Drummond Collection has good stock in various sizes of these period-style boots and shoes.
Ian Drummond Collection has good stock in various sizes of these period-style boots and shoes.

We Spy with Our Little Eyes, IDC’s Scarf on Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy in After Camelot!

Of course we love seeing Ian Drummond Collection wardrobe rental items in action when the projects finally air – but when Entertainment Tonight and In Style pick up on how well the designers are doing when it comes to turning Katie Holmes into Jackie Kennedy during the process of filming, we’re especially thrilled for them.

Nearly every day we get to see how hard the wardrobe department is working, and we love the challenge of helping them to tick their boxes.

Last week Thursday, on a hot spring day when finding a vintage mohair scarf anywhere else in town on short notice was an impossible feat, IDC was able to provide – even if that means it came straight out of a staff member’s personal collection (which had just been carefully packed away for the season the weekend before.)

THAT’S how much Ian and the staff at IDC care about the fantastic designers that come into the studio and the lengths we’ll go to – we’re grateful to be a part of such notable projects!

IDC Blue Scarf Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy in After CamelotCollage




The Studio

Ian Drummond Collection Inc. 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 Inc.’s movie and TV wardrobe rental studio is open to Industry Professionals from 9-5 Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Hours:  Monday to Friday 9-5pm or by Appointment

222 Islington Avenue, Unit 8
Toronto, Ontario, M8V 3W7

Telephone: 416.531.2591
Fax: 416.531.1969



Photo: Nick Kozak for The Toronto Star

Vintage Clothing, Footwear, Jewelry and Accessories from the 1890s-1990s for Film, Television and Media rental to Industry Professionals