We look at lots of fashion designers as part of our course and although you cannot fail to be impressed by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld (for Chanel) and Christopher Bailey (for Burberry) it is the smaller, less well known designers that always catch my eye. As I have a particular interest in surface techniques, anyone who combines the two is a winner in my book.
Felicity Brown is one the designers who came under my radar and although I cannot find any current information for her (I hope she is still designing) I really wanted to share her work with you.
This is her Bio according to the
never accurate Wikipedia:
Felicity Brown is an English-born fashion designer, living and working in London in the United Kingdom. She studied Fashion Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, receiving a first class honors degree and winning the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Award. From Glasgow she went on to the Royal College of Art in London, graduating in 2002 with an MA in textiles.
After leaving college she went to work for Alberta Ferretti, Loewe, Mulberry and Lanvin before setting up her own designer label with the help of her brother, Henry Brown. Felicity works from the label’s Dubai office, whilst Henry works in the London office.
Here is some of her amazing work.
For Spring/Summer 2012 she had a change of direction, being inspired by the ballerina illustrations of Pablo Picasso.
And finally some close-up shots showing the amount of detail (and time) that goes into each piece.
If you would like to know more, here is a link to an interview with Felicity by Sally Matthews for Harper’s Bazaar: