Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Owl Inspiring: Discover our Nocturnal Design Influences

Why is the owl the bird of choice within the fashion world, and who could actually pinpoint this trend’s origins? There’s been a long standing obsession with the owl, ever since ancient times whereby it was considered a bird of mystery and magic, - a wizard’s compulsory companion if you will!

We guess that it has to be these mystical connotations that’s helped lead to its recent popularity, which has seen the owl dominate everything from statement rings to the prints upon our tea dresses.

So, let’s take a look at how this beautiful creature has been influencing the world of popular culture over the years.

High Fashion Owls

(Source: People Magazine ZA

It’s dominated the most sought after of catwalks and its A-Lister attendees during Fashion Weeks, such as Burberry’s, whereby it was even one their key trends for A/W 12.

Owls in Music

(Source: PitchFork

British electronic dance music duo Basement Jazz opted for a military styled owl upon the cover of their fifth album Scars.

Owls in Art
(Source: Tate

Throughout the decades, it’s been the focal point of many a painting displayed in the world’s leading art galleries such as the Head of a White Owl by the late Artist Joseph Mallord William.

It therefore comes as no surprise that the owl is also inspiring Nica's designs too, from the clasp embellishment of the Marnie Camera Bag (below) right down to the entire shape of the Marnie Mini Crossbody.

Now that you've seen how we've been inspired by the owl trend, why not show us how you're wearing this look? And tag your photos with @Nica_Handbags on Twitter.

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