Official Australian Government Culture Site Welcomes Fashion Designer Ray Brown
January 14, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsPHOENIX, AZ – January 14, 2008 - Legendary rock-n-roll stage clothing designer, Ray Brown, has been added to an exclusive list of only 20 Australian designers on the Official Australian Culture Web Portal http://www.culture.gov.au/articles/fashion/ This prestigious honor comes at a monumental time in Mr. Brown’s career as he prepares for the launch of his first-ever, ready-to-wear, women’s line, set for the Fall of ’08.
The Australian Culture Portal prides itself in choosing only the very best of Australian talent by extensively reviewing the career of any candidate, before allowing their addition to the site. Mr. Brown is honored to be listed alongside talents such as Prue Acton, who is credited with the creation of the mini skirt. Mr. Brown is a natural addition as his creativity and designs have graced international stages, in the rock-n-roll world of superstars, for over 25 years.
Ray Brown’s wide-reaching career in the arts began with his training as a carpenter and leathersmith. He was involved in the beginning stages of Atelier 15 in Melbourne and then went on to open his own high-end, Western wear store, Wyoming. He held a managerial position at the famous Rainbow Theatre in London where he booked acts that were rejected elsewhere, such as the Sex Pistols and The Clash. He continues to expand on his talents with his introduction of Ray Brown Classic, a unique, high-end, leather, women’s line. This will be the first time in his career as a custom, celebrity designer that his distinctive vision will be available to the public. When asked about his recent achievement, the always humble Ray Brown states, “This is a great honor. I have lived all over the world, but I will always be an Aussie.”
ABOUT RAY BROWN
Ray Brown is the master craftsman of rock musician's stage clothing who defined an era with his indestructible garments that would look as good at the start of a world-tour as they did at the end. His designs for monumental artists such as Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Poison, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Setzer, Metallica, Styx, John Mellencamp, Guns N' Roses, Mötley Crüe and countless others, have transcended generations and can be seen inspiring designers from Givenchy and Burberry to the everyday, screen printed T-shirt. He is the sole tailor to Judas Priest, one of the most recognizable and iconic bands to date. Ray Brown did not invent the metal stud, but the way in which he uses it is historical.