About the designer Sheena Holland
Sheena Holland was born in Camden London. In her teens she worked for the fashion designer Katharine Hamnett in the late 1980's at Katharine's design studios as the design room assistant, working on sourcing and preparing fabrics for the catwalks. Katharine's designs and fabrics at the time were a statement both politically and creatively which influenced sheena. The fact that she used British made fabrics and British woollen designers plus natural non synthetic materials for her clothes greatly impacted sheena's thinking and future designs.
From 1990 until 2003 Sheena went on to design large floral, wire and concrete sculptures in London. Whilst working for corporate florists she freelanced for private clients and one off events like The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday celebration, Elton John's 54th birthday at The Ritz, Michael Jacksons 'World' tour, Jeffrey Archers London and country homes, Films: The Mummy and Sense and Sensibility.
Sheena started making one off Vintage feather and leather headbands in 2003 and was the first designer to create the feather 'side tiara'. She now creates headbands, bridal tiaras, jewellery and hats made from vintage materials using re-worked leather, antique, vintage jewellery and feathers combining fashion, shapes and colours from her training with Hamnetts and floristry. Her designs have sold to many people, clients include singers Pink, Lily Allen, Beth Rowley, Victoria Perks, dancers Clare Turton Derrico, Emma Holtham and comedian Alan Carr.