For the romantic, the spirited, the curious and the wild, these alluring heirloom-wears will add a touch of extra ordinary charm toyour wedding attire.

Founded in 2012 by London costume and textile designer Sara Lowes, ANIMALESQUE creates unique and skilfully handcrafted animal headdresses, capturing the imagination of both children and adults.

Animalesque fuses Sara’s expertise as an embroidery designer for high-end fashion, and costume designer for theatre. Her artistic creations – playful yet elegant: whimsical yet sophisticated – exhibit Sara’s distinctive style in illustration, screen-print and fine embroidery.

Working from an archive of textiles mindfully sourced from her travels, re-claimed from theatre wardrobes, and drawn from personal collections, Sara lovingly produces her collectable works in her East London Studio.   

The significance of the materials is integral to the design process, capturing stories of cultural heritage, sentiment, ceremony and symbolism, making each piece a celebration of its own.

Her headdresses are sold worldwide via the Animalesque online SHOP, whilst bespoke commissions are also available.

Animalesque has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Selvedge, Marie Claire, and Papier Mache.

You can contact Sara directly by email -