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British menswear tailor and Official Licensee to Royal Ascot, Oliver Brown has announced an exciting collaboration with award winning equine artist Freddy Paske.
The collaboration has seen Freddy create two limited edition pieces of art on two Oliver Brown Melusine Top Hats in Freddy’s signature style depicting racehorses at Royal Ascot.
Freddy’s love of horses stems from an early age and he has developed this technique to capture the intricacies of the horse in motion. Freddy is known for his unique approach to light and movement, using bold brush strokes and vivid colours to perfectly convey motion in his subjects.
A former Officer in the British Army, Freddy Paske carried a sketchbook with him throughout his time in Afghanistan and spent rare moments of down time painting his surroundings. Upon his return to the UK in 2012, Freddy went on to sell all of his sketches from his operational tour and realised he could make a career out of his passion.
Freddy has previously worked as the Artist in Residence for the Household Cavalry, Tattersalls Auctioneers and The Jockey Club, and is represented by Europe’s premier sporting art gallery, the Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia.
Oliver Brown is the home to classic British menswear and the country’s oldest independent top hat specialist. Oliver Brown’s flagship store in the heart of Chelsea, London is the ultimate destination for quintessentially British ready-to-wear morning and eveningwear, shooting and country clothing, luxury accessories, and formalwear hire.
Oliver Brown’s tailoring services brings together 35 years of experience as a gentleman’s outfitter, with the skills of their in-house tailor, to provide British made bespoke, semi-bespoke and made to order.
Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc.
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