Flora McLean is the head designer of fashion label House of Flora. McLean studied an MA in Fashion Womenswear at the Royal College of Art prior to establishing the House of Flora label. House of Flora specialises in avant-garde headwear for the catwalk, fashion campaigns and collectors. The headwear is made from a variety of different materials; PVC, Perspex, felt, leather, wood veneer and nylon, influenced by strong geometry and historical figures as well as concepts in modern art. House of Flora has now expanded to include a commercial range of fashion jewellery. McLean's designs have been worn by Kate Moss for French Vogue, as well as being photographed by the likes of Paolo Roversi, Nick Knight, and Arthur Elgort, amongst others. House of Flora has created Millinery Couture for Matthew Williamson, Blumarine, Bruce Oldfield and for Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy Haute Couture.
In an ongoing collaborative project with top hairstylist Neil Moodie, McLean has created ‘Iconic Heads’ - hairstyle hats made in felt and other fabrics. 'Iconic Heads' have toured to Colette in Paris, Bumble and Bumble in New York and Liberty in London. McLean has taught fashion at Central and Saint Martins School of Art and The Royal College of Art. She is now also a senior fashion lecturer and Program leader of Fashion Design, Styling and Promotion at Middlesex University, London. She also works as a traveling lecturer, representing the British Council in Poland and Kazakhstan. McLean is a co-editor of an art magazine, Fish ‘n’ Riot, which is sold in Paris. Zurich and Tokyo.
Flora McLean features in a project.