If 2015 saw feathers and flowers decorating tresses all over the country, then 2016 will be the year of diamanté and antique beading, and no one excels at vintage-inspired, other worldly headpieces like Feather & Coal. Indeed, Feather & Coal is being heralded as the go-to hair accessories brand that is bringing back deluxe hair embellishments in a massive way.
Launched earlier this year, founder Emily Kent is a reputable, award-winning name in the field of hair-styling, having established herself as a highly regarded stylist in the competitive world of bridal coiffures. Over her sixteen-year career to date, Emily has built up an impressive body of work across different areas including commissions from the fashion and music industries. Her expertise also extends to director of The Wedding Hair Company, which she launched in 2012, after demand for her services from top London wedding planners motivated her to open an agency that represented other artists.
Following her work in hairdressing, unsurprisingly then that the experience gained over these different sectors couples with an interest in jewellery design gave Emily an organic reasons to branch out into hair adornments: “I have had countless clients and worked with numerous types of accessories over the years which naturally led me to develop my own ideas having seen how many products lacked the design and function when applying them to hair.”
Pouring thought and devotion into her designs, each item is handmade whilst every last stone personally sourced, stones are obtained from India, crystals are Swarovski and the fabric detailing is the finest organza. Feather & Coal’s debut collection comprises of exquisite headdresses, hair bands, tiaras, pins, clips, combs and wrap around accents in smokey hues and gun metal tones.
Coquettish and romantic, a key feature of Emily’s ornaments are their wearability and versatility, dress them up in a charming, folkloric style or down in a super-cool, playful fashion – that’s the beauty of Feather & Coal, the choice is yours.