Droopy & Browns is a label synonymous with femininity, extravagance & good quality. It was founded by Angela Holmes, a true talent whos life was tragically cut short at just 50 years.
Angela shunned the fashion industry, disliking the superficiality. As Nicola Gooch wrote "She was depressed by drab reality and tried to exclude it from her world, filling her house with flowers and dressing as if each day was a special event"*
"Nostalgic for the days when clothes were beautifully made, and lasted, Angela disliked the disposability of contemporary fashion, and its use of cheap foreign labour to produce poor quality items. She took an arts and crafts approach, overseeing every stage from design to retail, and employing craftsmen and women to make each garment individually. She worked in natural fabrics, designed and drew many of the prints herself, and had them dyed to her own specifications."*
*From Angela Holmes' Obituary in The Guardian, written by Nicola Gooch.
BRAND: Droopy & Browns
SIZE: S - best on a UK 8. Waist to fit 26/27"; Batwing style sleeves offer flexibility on bust, and full skirt with hips too.
CONDITION: In excellent vintage condition. Any wear consistent with age.
*mannequin is a UK 10.