Felicity Brown

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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.

The Felicity Brown label was officially launched in London in February 2010 under the auspices of Vauxhall Fashion Scout, an organization that encourages new UK fashion design, sponsored by Vauxhall Motors. The Autumn/Winter 2010 collection was inspired by the art of Parisian painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and featured Felicity's signature dip-dyed silks, hand printing and artisan finishing.

The fashion magazine Vogue Italia noted: Raw yet refined, the collection shows the amazing attention for detail and fantastic creative talent that have marked Felicity’s career to date.

At the beginning of 2011 Felicity became part of NEWGEN, a talent identification scheme developed by the British Fashion Council [1] that helps new fashion businesses to develop. Previous NEWGEN recipients include Alexander McQueen,[2] Mathew Williamson and Christopher Kane. The marketing sponsorship of NEWGEN has enabled Felicity to show collections in Paris and New York, as well as in London.

The ensuing Spring/Summer 2011 collection showcased at Fashion East in London and was also exhibited in Milan, Italy as part of an event hosted by Vogue Italia. For this collection Felicity took her inspiration from the paintings of Marlene Dumas, Pierre Bonnard and from the drama of 1930s cinema.

The next Felicity Brown collection – for Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 - featured layered ruffles in silk, along with tribal markings, and the work was inspired by the ballerina illustrations of Pablo Picasso.[3] In 2011 the Victoria and Albert Museum [4] asked Felicity Brown to create two exclusive dresses for a 2012 exhibition. She was also asked to create a bespoke dress for fashion model Erin O’Connor by the sponsors of the June 2011 Epsom Derby, Investec, and her work is featured in Aston Martin’s flagship concept store in Munich.

Felicity has also created a diffusion collection called No.23 that features printed t-shirts and separates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Fashion Council
  2. ^ Alexander McQueen
  3. ^ Pablo Picasso
  4. ^ Victoria and Albert Museum

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