Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion

Featuring Plumed designs from fashion powerhouses like McQueen, Gucci, Prada, Dries Van Noten and more, the Bowes Museum will be the only place to see these Birds of Paradise.

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion ; The exhibition runs from October 25 until 19 April 2015. We wish we could travel across the pond to see this spectacular show. WATCH the full report from

Installation view of "Birds of Paradise - Plumes & Feathers in Fashion" at MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

It will also demonstrate that thanks to design houses such as Alexander McQueen and Dries Van Noten feathers are firmly back on the fashion agenda and once again featuring strongly on the catwalk.– JOANNA HASHAGEN

Thierry Mugler, Haute Couture Collection Spring Summer 1997

Whereas in the past, feathers were generally appreciated for their value and refinement, contemporary designers now see them as an expression of freedom and spirituality.– BOWES MUSEUM’S KEEPER OF TEXTILES, JOANNA HASHAGEN

Rochas by Olivier Theskens, Fall-Winter 2004-2005

Birds of Paradise – Plumes and Feathers in Fashion - Roger VivierFeeling inspired and need to get your hands on some feathers…? Come visit us at The Feather Place Los Angeles and NYC ; let us help you realize your feathered fashion dreams!

A Feathered Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 21, 2014


A Feathered Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

The fashion industry lost one of it’s greatest on Monday October 20th 2014; Oscar de la Renta. The legendary designer is known for dressing Hollywood starlets, First Ladies and most recently designed Amal Alamuddins’ wedding gown when she married George Clooney. His fashions were feminine and flooded with pure elegance. Here is our tribute to Oscar and his “Feathered” designs from over the years.

“I don’t really know how to do casual clothes.”- Oscar de la Renta

A Feathered Farewell to Oscar de la Renta

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Oscar de la Renta - A Feathered Farewell

Feather Birdcage Veil

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 13, 2014


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Chantilly lace, a pretty face and a feather veil in her hair! Yes, bridal season is upon us and we can hardly think of a more beautiful wedding accessory than a few flowing feathers. The wispy & delicate nature of feathers set the tone for a perfectly pure, fresh bridal ensemble. Brides of all tastes, from modern fashionistas to classic connoisseurs, will find that today’s Feather Birdcage Veil is just the thing to top off their big day look.


French netting (about 25 inches) 

Needle & thread

Feathers, feather clips, silk flowers, other embellishments 

Hair comb

Here are a few


STEP 1.  Cut approximately 25 inches of french netting.


STEP 2. From the 25 inch length of netting, cut off the top corners.


STEP 3.  Sew all sides of the netting except the front, which will hang over the face.


STEP 4.  Cinch up the seam, tie off, and trim your thread.


STEP 5.  Using a whip stitch, attach the bunched netting to a hair comb.


STEP 6.  Add some feather embellishment to the comb of the veil. You can make your own and sew it on, or for an easy and interchangeable option, consider a feather clip like any of our already made feather accents and feather flowers.


Now all you need is a blushing bride! For the bride’s veil we’ve used light airy feathers in ivory or gentle pastel colors, but you could also use vibrant colors and more bold feathers for the bridesmaids

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For more DIY feather crafts please visit our HOW TO page on our Blog! 

NYC Bridal Week Spring and Summer 2015

by The Feather Place NYC on May 2, 2014



Romance is in the air this spring, and the latest feathered frocks are perfect for every bride’s style! NYC Bridal Week Spring and Summer 2015 showed fabulous gowns and we are fawning over the variety of styles we saw coming down the runway. Ostrich Fringe continues to be most bridal designer’s No. 1 choice of feather, as seen above in delicate layers by Naeem Khan (left) and Sottero & Midgley (right).  Shorter and more casual wedding dresses are taking over the market, as seen below by Carolina Herrera. For the extravagant bride there are still many options, including full skirt gowns with delicate feather embroidery. Find more Bridal looks below!

Carolina Herrera (below) creates flirty yet elegant looks with ostrich and goose feathers

CAROLINA HERRERA BRIDAL BLOGIsabelle Armstrong (left) and Johanna Johnson use ostrich fringe for wedding looks that can double as party dresses!

ISABELLE ARMSTRONG & JOHANNA JOHNSON BRIDAL BLOGInes Di Santo experiments with different lengths and ostrich feather accents

INES DI SANTO BRIDAL BLOG 1Ines Di Santo shows us that more really is more! These over the top dresses with chiffon and feathers are sure to make the big day extra special

INES DI SANTO BRIDAL BLOG 2Peter Langer proves that bridal gowns come in all shapes and color. This burgundy dress doubles as an elegant special occasion look.

PETER LANGER BRIDAL BLOGCan’t wait until 2015 for your bridal looks? Check out Reem Acra’s 2014 collection below, complete with feather headdresses, veils and shawls that are all available this season!





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Get a head start on springtime weddings with our floral mini picks and stems, perfect for any arrangement! These versatile Feather Mini Picks come on wire for an easy way to attach them to practically anything! Not only are they a romantic addition to bouquets and arrangements, but you can make a beautiful bouquet alternative by attaching them to a styrofoam ball and adding ribbon!

Shop 15% off Feather Mini Picks both online and in our showrooms for Bridal Season and check out some arrangements we put together below to inspire you.



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