Designers at Symphony
While remaining true to the brand’s delicately deconstructed aesthetic, Felicity Brown has veered down an enchanting path for Spring/Summer 2013. Much like Felicity’s previous collections, SS13 is situated somewhere between fantasy and reality, costume and Ready-to-Wear. Referencing the billowy garb of 1970’s rock stars, the collection is a testament to transforming costume into beautiful constructions. Felicity examined the work of experimental textile artists such as Kaisik Wong, who created exaggerated costumes for musicians during the seventies. Through her research, Felicity landed upon the overstated and otherworldly attire of seventies icons, Stevie Nicks and David Bowie. The notion of the butterfly as a metaphor, symbolic of the seventies era, can be found throughout Felicity’s latest collection. To echo the form of the butterfly, Felicity used quilted hand‐dyed silks to form angular structures over wing‐like chiffon under dresses. It is through the use of such techniques that Felicity was able to emphasize the delicate layers and sturdy structure that make up a butterfly wing. Felicity graduated from the Royal Collage of Art with an MA in Textiles. She went on to work for Alberta Ferretti, Loewe, Mulberry and Lanvin before she founded her company with her brother Henry Brown in 2011. Today Felicity Brown is stocked in 15 countries worldwide including at Symphony, The Dubai Mall.