If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably already know that local designer Priscilla Barroso is one of my favorite people on the planet, and I am in constant admiration of her youthful and vivacious line, Crowned Bird. Priscilla’s mind and eye for fashion is always in the future, always looking for what’s next, and doing everything she can to get there before everyone else. While she does have heavy retro and vintage inspiration in her designs and daily thought, her bright color palette and unique tailoring skills combine to create pieces that are unlike anything that has been seen before.
Her newest collection called ‘BAKA’ or ‘Be A Kid Again’ has a great sense of whimsy and playfulness that makes most other garments look boring in comparison. On her recent trip to Japan, while describing her ideas for her newest collection to locals there, Priscilla discovered that the word ‘baka’ actually means ‘foolish’ in Japanese, as serendipity would have it. BAKA inspires us to let go of our conceptions of normal ‘adult’ fashion and travel into the magical and light-hearted world of Crowned Bird.