Felicity Brown’s beautiful collection for spring 2012 took inspiration from Victorian lady adventurers in Africa, such as Kathryn Hepburn in ‘African Queen’. Her focus was on combining the influences from both cultures, bringing together the similarities in traditional African neck adornments with elaborate Victorian tailoring. This made for a stunning and vibrant collection whilst still incorporating Felicity’s signature style.
Her presentation was held in the ballroom at London’s Royal Opera House to create a stunning backdrop to showcase her collection. The moment you walked through the doors of the grand ballroom, it was a moment of surreal beauty. With the sounds of live classical music in the background, surrounded by Felicity’s beautiful models and London’s fashion elite sipping champagne, actually felt like you were transported to a high society party in the Victorian era for the afternoon.
Hair echoed the Victorian theme with a beautiful yet disheveled feel. The look, created by Hob Academy’s Andrea Martinelli and his team consisted of two braids through the top combined with a ‘rosebud’ technique through the underneath to create structure within the shape.
How to: Felicity Brown’s modern-Victorian hair
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