Stand Out In Gypsy Blood Festival Headwear

Posted on August 15, 2017

Words: Jason Eybe

Words by Amanda O’Riordan. Whether you are spending your summer dancing on the golden sands of Ibiza or in the muddy fields of the British festival season, if you want to stand out in the crowd, a killer head piece is MUST. Decorating our heads with flowers, feathers and other embellishments is a time-long tradition, stemming back to the iconic days of Woodstock. In recent years, we have seen an influx of high street ‘floral crowns’ and bejewelled headbands at festivals and beach parties across Europe – and I have discovered a collection of incredible and unique works of art, which offer an eye-catching look as well as fantastic craftsmanship.

Meet costume designer Savanna Morrish, 31, a festival junkie. Having travelled the globe from London to Nepal, Savanna had a spiritual realisation upon her return to the UK. She quit her old job, concluding that an office lifestyle wasn’t for her, after her life-changing travelling experiences. Savannah spent a summer living in a van on a field, organising a festival for charity. Once it was over, she embraced California and the Burning Man adventure. This sparked her dream to mix festival passion with some crafty skills. So, without much sleep, forsaking a social life and with every penny she had, Savanna spent the next six weeks creating an inital range of 28 headpieces, shooting three collections and building a website ready for the launch in April 2017.

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The range of headpieces, crowns and hats encompasses three different aesthetics: The Wild, The Warrior and The Free. The Wild is inspired by the party girls, The Warrior channels badass tribal women and The Free is perfect for hippy chic boho babes. The label is called ‘Gypsy Blood’ and Savanna says, “We are the wild ones. The ones with the messy hair, the thirsty hearts and that unmistakable spark in our eyes. The all night dancers, the music makers, the risk takers and the rule breakers. Untamed and unashamed. We make no apologies for our wild hearts. Sculpted to be our own heros. We are not here to simply ‘fit in’. We stand fearless and proud as we walk the unpaved path in the pursuit of that which sets our souls on fire.” Each piece is designed and hand made by Savanna at her studio in Sheffield, England. No two pieces will ever be the same. The red feathered headdresses or ‘war bonnets’, as they’re officially called, are absolute showstoppers. Please allow up to four weeks for your item to be made and shipped to you. If you have an important date, please let Savanna know and she will try her best to get it to you with your preferred timing in mind.

Further Information
w: www.gypsy-blood.co.uk
t: +44 (0) 755 747 0091

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