From classic French retro to quirky children’s prints, founder Priscilla Barroso designed a brand that illustrates her mindful avenue of perennial desire. Fathomable. Amused with generous personality. Defined as an everyday label living in a delightful place where youth and idealism escape toward the nearest cosmic destination. Inspirations of the line are fragment exigencies of a storybook princess marrying her inner childhood novelty. This is not fast fashion. Crowned Bird is a unique brand designed for stylish gals living in their own eccentric world. The line is meant to be styled freely throughout the seasons, as varying items are so special to the individual they become heirlooms over time. Using intermingling textures, deadstock prints, and retro silhouettes Crowned Bird keeps a little Grandma in mind. Thoughtfully made in the USA.
Most recent contestant as Nicole Richie’s designer on NBC’s Fashion Star Season 2, Texas based Priscilla Barroso has had a wild run in the fashion industry since launching Crowned Bird in Fall of 2012. No stranger to travel, Barroso flies like a bird to her most inspiring places gathering articles of inspiration for each collection. Born as a first generation Turkish/Panameña. She understands that despite her less than traditional upbringing in the suburbs of Dallas, Priscilla is happy to have had it shape the nostalgic presence of her designs. Raised in a large extended family, her greatest influences still now come from all the strength and diversity of several generations sharing one home. Inheriting a love for fashion, travel, and forgotten novelties, an unplanned trip to San Francisco found herself with a scholarship studying fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She became the master of multi-tasking, working hard as a freelance stylist for Levi Strauss & Co, most pronounced bespoke tailor for Al’s Attire in San Francisco, and partnering in an organic and sustainable dog apparel line while attending school. Literally from head-to-toe, she has been involved of every aspect of production. She became known for her craft specializing in oddities of handmade hats, shoes, suits, and Victorian wedding gowns. Experiences in the industry lead to catching her own ‘Big Fish’ with eclectic designs contributing to the rise in independent American fashion. Her valuable knowledge and reference to styling, history, and functionality came from working hard as a woman in a man’s world. Priscilla has proudly tailored the best of San Francisco and beyond, assisting in producing private labels for Japanese brands such as BEAMS and UNITED ARROWS, as well as dressing musicians, from indies Two Gallants, to icons such as Carlos Santana and Tom Waits himself. Now, with the wisdom gained from a fortunate tailoring experience , Priscilla treads a lifelong ambition to unravel traditional garment making through colorful and inspired expression.