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Crowned Bird Clothing Lands

Our field guide to the emerging label

crowned bird!

Common name: Crowned Bird

Latin name:
Frockus adorabilis

Habitat:
Victorian tearooms, midcentury garden parties, your closet.

Origin: The new clothing label is the vision of Austin-based designer Priscilla Barroso, who alloys Victoriana, ’30s and ’40s women’s wear, and ’60s literature to quirky but wearable effect. The FIDM design school alumna has styled for sought-after labels (Levi’s) and custom tailored for music greats, including Carlos Santana.

Plumage: Floral frocks, tap shorts, rear slits (“for surprise sex appeal”) in vintage and deadstock fabrics. Preen in boxy jackets, Hepburn-esque collared dresses, frilly bibs, and a cropped shirt with tuxedo tails (see: brunch in the front, black tie in the back).

Occurrence: Style names (King Fisher, Royal Magpie) are inspired by birds of Panama; the designer herself is a first-generation Turkish/Panameña.

Numbers are limited — and you know who gets the worm.

Available at crownedbird.com, $63-$550.

Photos: Courtesy of Crownded Bird