Feathers

Valentino Couture Feather Trends

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on January 25, 2019

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS

We are swooning over these Valentino Couture Feather Trends! Using Stripped Coque Tail Feathers, make-up artist Pat McGrath and Creative director Pier Paolo Piccioli were able to create a romantic yet avant garde look on the runway! Feeling inspired by these blooming feathered lashes? Let The Feather Place help you recreate the look!

Valentino Couture Feather Trends

Luxurious and ethereal, Valentino is known for using Ostrich feathers! Ostrich Feather Fringe and Ostrich Feather Boas always looks amazing fluttering across the runway!

Shop the trend at The Feather Place . Our goal every season is to stay on top of style and color trends for . We are the most fashion-forward and cutting-edge vendor within the feather supply industry.

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 30, 2018

in FEATHER TRENDS

It’s time again for A Year in Feathers ; 2018 edition. Like passed years; 2018 had it’s fair share of fashionable feathered moments. Here are some favorite #FeatherTrendsetters from 2018 .

As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped shape our business. We look forward to rolling out new and exciting feather trending content & we Thank You for following along with us on this journey.

Happy Holidays and Cheers to a bright & abundant New Year ! 

– From your friends at The Feather Girl

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

JANUARY | Whoever said wearing feathers is too fussy never saw these Cropped Ostrich Feather Trimmed Hoodies. They are fancy but most importantly comfortable and totally functional with removable feather fringe details .

FEBRUARY | Elie Saab Feathered Haute Couture 2018 runway presentation “Paris est une Fête” was a Parisian 1920’s fairy-tale come true. Always ultra feminine and luxurious, Saab’s designs are draped in ostrich feathers, peek-a-boo metallic details and Swarovski crystals!

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

MARCH | Using naturally molted and ethically sourced feathers, Lorra Lee Rose painstaking hand selects each feather one by one creating beautiful Feathered Human Figures, Masks and Crystal works of art.

APRIL | Christine Moore ; best known for her explosive racing styles for the Kentucky Derby, two of which are in the Kentucky Derby Museum from when she was named the 2009 “Official Milliner” of the Kentucky Derby Museum

MAY | The Indigenous Feather Arts of Mexico also called Plumeria by the Amantecapeople 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.

JUNE | 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.

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

JULY |Here is 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…!?

AUGUST | Jorge Mayet installations were on display this summer at Hotel Indigo in NYC, in “Floating Memories”, the artist explores an anthology of remnants and collective memories.

NOVEMBER | Victoria’s Secret taped its 2018 lingerie extravaganza in New York City, and we got a sneak peek at all the sculptural feathered wings and blinged-out bras a few weeks early.

A Year in Feathers | 2018 Edition

DECEMBER | Pantone’s color of the year for 2019 has been announced and we have the perfect feather color match ! Living Coral is “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge,” says the company on its website.

In “Living Coral” | Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on December 7, 2018

in FEATHER TRENDS

The Perfect Match | Living Coral | Pantone 16-1546

Pantone’s color of the year for 2019 has been announced and we have the
perfect feather color match ! Living Coral is “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge,” says the company on its website. The choice of color will no doubt have wide-ranging effects on everything from home and event décor to runway and fashion design. We look forward to helping you find the perfect feather color match for all of your project needs! Come see us at our New York City and Los Angeles Showrooms

Bleached and Dyed Rooster Coque Tail Fringe by the yard in 2 sizes
Bleach Dyed Peacock Feathers in Coral
Goose Pallet Feather Fringe in Coral
Ostrich Drabs OP19-25 in Hot Orange

Victoria’s Secret Runway Feather Trends 2018

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on November 12, 2018

in FASHION,FEATHER TRENDS,STAGE & SCREEN

Last Thursday, Victoria’s Secret taped its 2018 lingerie extravaganza in New York City, and while the festivities won’t air until Dec. 2 on ABC, we got a sneak peek at all the sculptural feathered wings and blinged-out bras a few weeks early. 

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)