Felicity Brown Fashion – British Designer Womenswear

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Designer Couture Silk Creations since 2010

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An Introduction to the Felicity Brown Brand

Couture fashion designer, Felicity Brown attained a first class honours degree from the Glasgow School of Art, where she received the Royal Society of Arts Award and the Rennie Mackintosh Award. She went on to study for an MA in Textiles at the Royal College of Art in London. Upon her graduation in 2002, Felicity’s final show collection was selected to be exhibited at the iconic Sotheby’s of London.

After leaving the Royal College of Art, Felicity worked for design houses Alberta Ferretti, Loewe, Lanvin and Mulberry before setting up her namesake fashion label in 2010 with the help and encouragement of her brother, Henry. Felicity Brown, was officially launched at London Fashion Week of February 2010 with the support of Vauxhall Fashion Scout, an organisation that encourages new UK fashion design. The Autumn/Winter 2010 collection was inspired by the artwork of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, which was well received by the fashion critics, with Vogue Italia stating “Raw yet refined, the collection shows the amazing attention for detail and fantastic creative talent that have marked Felicity’s career to date”.

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Dip-Dyed Silk Creations from the Felcity Brown Debut Collection – Autumn/Winter 2010

Since the Fashion Week debut the Felicity Brown brand has gone from strength to strength under the leadership of the brother and sister duo. Felicity is the Creative Director of the label and works out of the Felicity Brown Dubai studio, whilst Henry takes care of all the financials and works from the London studio. In early 2011, the label was asked to create a dress for iconic British fashion model, Erin O’Connor, by the sponsors of the June 2011 Epsom Derby, Investec. Additionally, the Victoria and Albert Museum asked Felicity Brown to create two exclusive dresses for a 2012 exhibition. Furthermore, creations from the Felicity Brown brand are featured in prestegious car manufacturer Aston Martin’s flagship concept store in Munich, Germany.

As of 2011, the Felicity Brown collections were sold through some of the world’s finest boutiques, including London’s Liberty, New York’s Barneys, Milan’s 10 Corso Como, Taiwan’s Club Designer and Canada’s The Room.

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Structured Silk Creations from the Felicity Brown Spring/Summer 2011 Collection.

Recent Collections of Felicity Brown

Felicity Brown launched her first collection at London Fashion Week for the Autumn/Winter 2010 season. The well received couture collection was inspired by the paintings of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, which feature provocative and flamboyant women in extravagant silk ruffles. Felicity paid homage to these paintings by creating dresses of highly structured precious silks with hand dip-dyed pleats and prints. Such a success was the debut collection that the British Fashion Council awarded Felicity Brown NEWGEN sponsorship for her Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

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Dip-Dyed Silk Creations from the Felcity Brown Debut Collection – Autumn/Winter 2010

  • Spring/Summer 2011: For her second collection Felicity Brown was inspired by various films from the 1930’s and by the paintings of Marlene Dumas and Pierre Bonnard. With an air of the theatrical, the collection fused high-voltage glamour with the romantic and ethereal. Up to sixty layers of silk were used in the construction of the ruffles to create waves of silk with an organic quality. The fluidity of the silk was juxtaposed with a vibrant colour palette of yellow, tangerine, jade and turquoise.

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  • Autumn/Winter 2011: For her second collection under NEWGEN sponsorship, Felicity Brown took inspiration from Picasso’s cubism period. Her trademark voluminous dresses appear to have been ripped, sheared and stripped back to their fundamental elements. Skeletal boning of corset dresses were reworked with cotton ribbons trailing from the cage structures of the bodices and from the disintegrated netting on the skirts. For this season, Felicity chose a colour palette of black, cream, pale yellow, peach, teal and blood red, combined with tribal influenced pieces.

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Felicity Brown Diffusion Line: No. 23

In late 2010, Felicity Brown launched a diffusion line, No. 23. The ready-to-wear collection features a range of t-shirts and separates – marks a rapid change of direction from the over-the-top and extravagant pieces the label shows on the catwalks of London Fashion Week. Inspired by Russian dancers and cubist graphics, the No. 23 diffusion line features bold stencil prints, block colours and tribal prints.

Future of the Felicity Brown Fashion Label

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When asked by those at London Fashion Week about the future of her brand, Felicity replied “Overall, we are keeping it strong; I want to stay focused on what I do best, staying true to our identity and vision.” Expect to see further catwalk collections with the signature voluminous dresses and structured silks as well as a range of separates that compliments the Felicity Brown show pieces.

Check out the official Felicity Brown website, here.

If you like the look of Felicity Brown, check out fellow British labels Stella McCartney, Bolongaro Trevor and William Tempest.

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