FEATHER TRENDS

FLOATING MEMORIES exhibition – Feather Fine Art

by The Feather Place NYC on August 29, 2018

in FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

Jorge Mayet is one of the most prominent Cuban contemporary artists.

All of his works carry a tremendous amount of life values and experiences. His installations were on display this summer at Hotel Indigo in NYC, in “Floating Memories”, the artist explores an anthology of remnants and collective memories.

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As we explore deeper into this exhibition, our minds are taken into the fleeting moments belonging to the artist’s life and the Cuban diaspora. Mayet introduces us to the tangible idea of the separation of families as he transports us into pure metaphors about liberation and exile.

In one of his pieces (Obatala, 2016) exhibited at the Indigo Hotel, he utilizes certain distinctive nature elements such as duck, chicken and goose feathers as he relates to us a delicate message about freedom and exploration.

To learn more about Jorge Mayet and his works please visit his website (https://jorgemayet.com/portfolio/).

Feeling inspired? Take a look at our beautiful collection of natural feathers! http://www.featherplace.com/

See you at the Playa

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on August 3, 2018

in COSTUME,EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

See you at the Playa fellow feather trendsetters! Feathers on the Playa are no longer a matter of taboo. Year after year The Feather Place showrooms are abuzz with customers getting ready for “The Burn”. Here are some inspirations you can shop.

See you at the PlayaSee you at the Playa Uniquely stand out and personalize your free spirited look with feather accessories. Depending on the style, size, or level of drama you are willing to commit to, the possibilities are endless.

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Feather combinations for adorning headdresses, feather collars and chokers, earrings, necklaces, wristbands, shoe clips, ear cuffs, hair extensions, epaulets, and belts just to name a few.

See you at the Playa

See you at the Playa

Be Wild, Be Free ! But Remember to be smart when it comes to your feathered frocks, and make sure to keep them well maintained!  Here’s what the Burning Man Official Blog says regarding feathers at the Playa and MOOP :

“…if you want to wear feathers, that’s fine … but make sure they’re attached in ways that won’t fail, and if you can’t then don’t wear them, because it’s on YOU if they become MOOP. (And that goes for anything you bring to Black Rock City.)”

Burning Man is from August 26th to September 1st 2018

Burn responsibly 🔥 See you at the Playa

Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on July 6, 2018

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Here’s a look at our favorite Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends ! Flirty flowing ostrich feather trims and fringes reign this season. Lets start with our absolute favorite Fall 2018 Couture ; Giambattista Valli! It’s all in the DETAILS! We especially love the mixture of feathers used, from hand Stripped Coque Tail Feathers to Hackle and Ombre Dyed Ostrich Feather Fringe.

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Here’s Kaia Gereber who’s in a Valentino Couture gown . This is the second time we’ve seen Kaia Pretty in Pink ! Remember that shocking pink Philip Tracey number from last year…!?

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Ralph and Russo also used flowing ostrich feather trims and fringes in this geometric corseted couture look . We love the femininity of the feathers and peek a boo fabric details.

Fall 2018 Couture Feather Trends

And then there’s these beauties from Alexandre Vauthier! It’s like Black Swan on the catwalk! We love that Vauthier strayed from the norm and used dyed Pheasant Tail Feathers in these truly unique designs! Cant get more couture than this! Love it!

Like the above, Givenchy went against the grain and used something different with Goose Nagoire and Pallet feathers in this modern take of the “White Tux”.

We cant forget to mention Masion Margiela were you might have missed the feather details adoring the designs from John Galliano.

 

Feathers for the Fearless

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on June 15, 2018

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Be Wild, Be Free with Feathers for the Fearless! Whether you’re tapping into your inner rock-star this summer festival season, you can uniquely stand out and personalize your look with our Empress Collar and feather accessories. Burning Man wouldn’t be the same without feathers adorning someone along the way.  There really are endless ways to express your individuality with feathers!

Press Play & Shop this Look!

Just add feathers to adorn your headdresses, mohawks, earrings, necklaces, wristbands, boot clips, ear cuffs, hair, epaulets, belts and bikes!

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Indigenous Feather Arts of Mexico

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on May 5, 2018

in CULTURAL ARTS,FEATHER TRENDS,FINE ART

The Indigenous Feather Arts of Mexico also called Plumeria by the Amanteca people dates back to mesoamerica were feathers were valued as symbols of fertility and abundance and were considered to have magical properties and divine powers bestowing riches and power for those who used them or wore them. It was an important artistic and decorative technique in the pre-Hispanic and colonial periods in Mexico  with few surviving examples found in museums and private collections.

“Few works of Aztec feather art survive, although Hernán Cortés sent some as war trophies back to Spain. Following their takeover, the Spanish encouraged amantecas, or feather artists, to continue their work in today’s Mexico City and make icons of Catholic saints. As the editors write, within “months after the arrival of the conquerors, the Amantecas were creating feather objects destined for Europe as well as Asia … In their new settings, feather mosaics stimulated local artists to explore the medium.” – hyperallergic.com

The Mass of St. Gregory, feathers on wood panel, the oldest dated feather work with a Christian subject. Made by or for Diego Huanutzin, nephew and son-in-law of Moctezuma II to present to Pope Paul III, dated 1539, now in the Musée des Jacobins in Auch, France. Saint John the Evangelist (New Spain, 17th century), feather mosaic and paper on copper (Collection Daniel Liebsohn, all images courtesy Himer Verlag unless indicated)

Thankfully we can see some of these works of feather art in Images Take Flight: Feather Art in Mexico and Europe 1400–1700, the first thorough study of Mesoamerican feather mosaics which followed the 2011 exhibition at the National Museum of Art (MUNAL) in Mexico City.

Pages from ‘Images Take Flight: Feather Art in Mexico and Europe’ (photo of the book for Hyperallergic)