Feathers in Fashion

Updated: Jul 4

Feathers in african fashion design

Feathers are a fun and unconventional fashion trend that has been around for decades. It is a stark contrast to the usual sophisticated designs.


The great thing about feathers is that they create movement in a garment, giving it a whimsical feel. They can transform a plain or boring outfit into something playful and eye-catching.


The fashion industry has developed different variations of feathers in the fight against animal cruelty such as print versions or synthetic feathers. This means the consumer can still have the look and feel of this stylish trend without the guilt of destroying the bird population.


Since there are a quite a number of feather types that are considered illegal such as those of the golden eagle, it is important to be aware when purchasing your feather-splashed garment to ensure that it is from an approved source such as the duck, goose, macaw, turkey, peacock, ostrich, and rooster.


The fun and vibrant colours of feathers are paired well with bold solid colours or equally vibrant fabrics such as the Ankara.