Sara Lowes is the creative passion behind Animalesque and is responsible for designing and handcrafting every piece. The bespoke collection of headdresses have been made exclusively for the Royal Opera House, recreating the magic and romance of classical ballets such as Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Each headdress combines Sara’s own accessories with fabric from the Royal Opera House costume archive, capturing the essence of the onstage performance forever.
A striking design in black contrasted with turquoise, the Black Cat Headdress is a feline masterpiece capturing the bewitching ambience of the Royal Opera House. The Black Cat Headdress allows the child to connect with their sense of wonderment, allowing them to explore the depths of their imagination, but also looks wonderful displayed as a home decoration too. Using fabrics from the Royal Opera House archives and carefully stitched on brushed black cotton, the headdress is finished with a cotton lining and a black satin ribbon tie.