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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.

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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.

 

Feather filled movie scenes like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance sequence in the movie Top Hat and Alicia Silverstone’s iconic marabou topped pen in Clueless, have had a way of captivating the silver screen over the generations. With the Academy Awards this weekend, we wanted to look back at 7 of our favorite feathered moments from the silver screen starting with Jasmine Guy’s nominated roaring 20’s feathered look in the movie Harlem Nights.

Harlem Nights’ Joe I. Tompkins was nominated for an Academy Award for best costume design and we can see why just by looking at this movie still of the lovely Jasmine Guy as Dominique La Rue. Of course we love the Ostrich Feather details used throughout the whole film! And while the movie is now a cult classic, the costume design is enough reason to re-watch this movie.

Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller set in the world of professional ballet, is a stylish treat with Rodarte-designed ballet costumes, showcasing black feathers, Swarovski crystals and tulle. We loved it! These costumes were truly a work of art, they were put on display at The Museum of Contemporary Art in 2011.

This romantic, period-film has been the inspiration for countless “Great Gatsby” theme parties and feather fashion trends! 2013’s movie The Great Gatsby based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel and directed by Baz Luhrmann starred Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby also won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. 12 of the original costumes designed by Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin were also put on display in Paris and New York City.

With a pastel hued color palette inspired by french macaroons ; costume designer Milena Canonero also won an Oscar for Best Costume Design in the Sofia Coppola directed 2006 film Marie Antoinette. We like to play this movie on repeat at the Los Angeles showroom. We are really looking forward to seeing who will win this year and to see what the stars will be wearing.

Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd embodies the Look of Love in the ultimate spy spoof of all time; Casino Royale 1967 . This movie is full of fun and witty feather filled movie scenes and wardrobe.


A true CLASSIC; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1935 Top Hat “Cheek to Cheek” dance sequence is most inspiring! The graceful dance moves and flowing feathers truly captivated the audience over the generations! And that Ostrich Feather DRESS…! It’s Heaven!   Watch for yourselves below.

Did you know that “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers hit their peak in Top Hat, and of the five dances in the film, ‘Cheek to Cheek’ has become symbolic of their on-screen symbiosis. The number was nearly ruined, however, by Rogers’ ostrich-trimmed dress, which shed tiny feathers as Astaire spun her around the dance-floor, spoiling his tails. Rogers was adamant the bias-cut gown she had designed with Bernard Newman was perfect for the role, but Sinatra wanted to switch it for a feather-less number. It was only when Rogers threatened to walk that he relented. It took a present to get Rogers back on set. “Dear Feathers, I love ya! Fred”, read the note to accompany a gold feather for her charm bracelet.”

“As if”… We could ever forget this iconic scene of Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in the teen classic Clueless! Simple, yet memorable and so easy to DIY with Marabou Boas, Satin Ribbon and a Pen!

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Elie Saab Feathered Haute Couture

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on February 7, 2018

in EVENT,FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

Elie Saab Feathered Haute Couture 2018 runway presentation “Paris est une Fête” was a parisian 1920’s fairytale come true. Always ultra feminine and luxurious, Saab’s designs are draped in ostrich feathers, peek-a-boo metallic details and Swarovski crystals! Scroll though to see 38 of our favorite Elie Saab Feathered Haute Couture for Spring 2018.

In a largely subdued palette of champagne, silvery blue, and black with just a hint of rose, each look was beaded, bejeweled, feathered, and wrapped in a bow to varying degrees. -Vogue

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There were many Feather covered Grammy Performances & Red Carpet Moments this past Sunday.  It was a family affair for Pink on the red carpet! She looked fabulous in the gem toned Ostrich Feathered strapless gown! She later went on to say in an Instagram “I wore a custom Armani feather dress cause I’m FUN.” Little Big Town singer Karen Fairchild and Rachel Antoff also wore feathered frocks on the red carpet. Lady Gaga gave a memorable performance with her feather angel wing covered white piano. Our Ostrich and Marabou Feather Fans also made a cameo in the Rihanna & DJ Khaled ‘Wild Thoughts’ Performance. The 60th annual Grammy Awards was held on Sunday January 28th 2018 at Madison Square Gardens in New York City .


 

 

2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 3, 2018

in FEATHER TRENDS

2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet “lights the way to what it yet to come”… and we have the feathers to match! With a large assortment of ultra violet shades and feather styles, we are confident that you will find what you need for Color of the Year inspired fashion design, home decor and art & craft projects. Our feathers are available in Feather Fringes, Feather Boas, Feathers by the Yard, Pre-Packaged Craft and Fancy Feathers in Bulk. We even have Fantasy Angel Ostrich Feather Wings; perfect for carnival, cosplay and more! There’s something for every budget and project! Need more inspiration… Shop our LA and NYC Showrooms and get up close & personal with our feathers!

2018 Color of the Year Ultra Violet “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future…” Pantone

Complete your fantasy costume with these fabulous Ostrich Feather Wings

Rooster Coque Tail Feather Fringe available in 2 sizes by the yard! 12″-14″ 1 Yard $15.14 and 14″-16″ 1 Yard $21.49

Pheasant Plumage $12.54yd, Rooster Hackle $13.91yd, and Parried Goose Pallet Feathers by the yard $8.75yd and half yard $15.46. These shades of violet are sure to complement any project!

Create fun and dramatic party decor with these Lavender Chandelle Feather Pom Poms available in 3 sizes! Chandelle Feather Pom Poms $6.12-$17.50

Feather boas are a sure way to a liven up any look! Available in Chandelle, Marabou and Ostrich with Lurex. Click each image for more info…

Add Ultra Violet feather details with these Small Pre-Packaged Feathers. Perfect for your arts and craft projects. Lady Amherst Crest Plumage $3.75 ea and Goose Pallet Feathers $2.40

Ostrich Drabs are available in 4 sizes by the dozen $5.50-$37.95 a DZ. You can also buy in bulk by the 1/4lb!