paris-based creative janaïna milheiro is fascinated by feathers, constructing intricate plumage arrangements that can be adapted to the design of textiles, prints, and wearables. through her dexterity in craftsman techniques like embroidery, weaving, sewing, printing, and braiding, milheiro makes meticulous feather arrangements that can be used for fashion or decoration.

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all images courtesy of janaïna milheiro / thierry kauffmann artists representatives, unless otherwise stated 

 

 

for the victoria’s secret 2016 fashion show in paris, milheiro created a collection of feather wings that graced the models’ backs as they strutted down the runway. the intricate plumage wearables blend bold color palettes, mixing vibrant blues, purples and pinks, with metallic silvers and golds. each of the feathered arrangements feature a winged framework that attaches to the models’ backs, varying in scale and structure — from concentric geometries to floral-like forms. milheiro has combined the colorful feathers with delicate gems and jewels, forming exquisite and ethereal wearable compositions.  

janaina milheiro

janaina milheiro
image courtesy of victoria’s secret

janaina milheiro

janaina milheiro

janaina milheiro

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feather wings

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image courtesy of victoria’s secret

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