Plymouth fashion designer Foxy works with award-winning singer Leigh de Vries
STUNNING fashion headpieces by a Plymouth designer have appeared in a top music video and are now set to be sold in New York.
The AlienFox company was set up just over a year ago by the designer known simply as Foxy.
He has already seen his flamboyant creations used in music videos and appear on the catwalk at London and Plymouth fashion events.
He created designs for UK industrial rocker Leigh de Vries, winner of the Peoples Music Award for her single Walk Alone.
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He even appeared in one of her videos.
His designs, featured on his AlienFox website, also starred on the catwalk at the capital's London Edge trade show for alternative fashion.
"This was my biggest breakthrough," Foxy said. "A London shop and a Portsmouth-based one wanted to buy my designs and I am now spending a lot of time fulfilling their orders for my headdresses.
"And I have headpieces for sale in a shop in New York soon.
"I did a second London Edge show last month and got orders from New York, Italy and a few repeat orders from other companies.
"I'm also going to Portugal in April to work with a group of performance artists and I'll be making costumes for them.
"It's all taking off rather splendid. I have a new range of T-shirts out."
Foxy established his business in Mutley in 2011 after returning to Plymouth following a period in London studying sculpture.
"I have always been a creative person since I was a kid, so I knew that I wanted to go into some sort of artistic profession," he said.
"I started renting a studio space on Mutley Plain and began working, spending hours making headpieces and costumes, taking photos of them, directing shoots.
"Being on my own meant I had to learn a little about photography, lighting; I had to do the make-up all on my own and I relied on some models who were very generous with their time."
Foxy said his designs began to attract attention and he was asked to provide costumes for Ms de Vries.
"I was also asked to provide costumes for the British Art Show in Plymouth, at an exhibition in the Devonport Guildhall.
"Since then, the Plymouth Afro Caribbean Society has used my headdresses for a fashion show to raise money for a charity supporting children in Uganda.
"Numerous photographers in Plymouth have photographed my work and the South West-based magazines Tribe and Faction have written articles and interviewed me."
Foxy said he is passionate about Plymouth and said: "If it wasn't for the exciting arts and alternative scenes, the students, the creative and talented artists I have worked with, and the art shows in Plymouth who supported me, I wouldn't have got where I am.
"My work is all about expression, creativity and freedom."