Ray Brown (designer) Dress Collection and Style
Ray Brown (born September 27, 1959) is an Australian custom tailor and designer clothing for many rock rock, heavy metal, hard rock, Teddy Boy and pop stars and celebrities including Brian Setzer, Tony Iommi, Styx, Bon Jovi , Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Motley Crue and John Mellencamp using the label “This is Ray! design”.
Brown is one of 20 recognized Web Portal Official Australian Culture Australian designers.
Brown was born in Darwin, Australia, to Ron Brown, a human rights activist labor for the construction trades, and Clarice Brown, a housewife. As a child, Brown learned the trade of carpentry from his father. He completed four years of training as an “editor shop”, which included carpentry. He quickly discovered he was good with his hands – good to do things.
When he was fifteen, Brown, himself a “greaser” believer, was extremely unhappy called tight in local stores that were, of course, completely vital to look jeans. And so he took to the sewing machine and his mother re-designed jeans. He was found to have the ability to work with fabric, and thus was born a career that will lead to the world and leave a lasting mark on the fashion world.
Brown moved to Melbourne to find more opportunities for him to earn a living while developing his talent. Working as a designer in a leather shop that so impressed the owner that he was elevated to a full partner in the business, but eventually quit to open his own clothing store high western style range after being inspired by the famous Nudie Cohn-designed shirts worn by Elvis Presley.
Store ‘Wyoming’ Brown was a great success in Australia, and its ambitions began to extend beyond running a successful shop in a remote corner of the planet. That’s when Brown took the traditional route ambitious Australians and moved to London, where he fell on rooms for rent in the famous Rainbow Theatre. At the time – the end of the seventies – it was probably the site of the first rock in Europe, and Ray finds himself in the middle of a vibrant music scene.
He has been designing clothes for musicians who then submit the name of Brown, but despite his entourage, it would not make the transition quite yet. Instead he continued to make colored shirts to hand Western-style tailor who sold through some shops Kings Road, and the word began to spread. He received a large order for export to Germany, and invested everything he had to fulfill the order. But just before the shirts were due to send a group of marauding Rastas raided his room during a performance of Bob Marley and stole everything.
When Brown complained bitterly security flaws in the management of the Rainbow, it was soon entrusted with the task to ensure that nothing like this happened again. It was not long before he was promoted to director of the institution, and will spend the next three years on the place, often booking acts that no one else was brave enough to manage them, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Damned and Siouxsie and the Banshees. The Rainbow continued to be the first in the city, largely due to the reservation policy of his clever manager.
During these three years Ray has been busy burning the candle at both ends, which does not leave much time for work clothes. But hanging out with musicians as Ray did, the subject would sometimes come, and therefore it is required to find a variety of artists including fellow Australian Bon Scott and the Little River Band and Adam Ant and obscure Brit rockers Charlie. And then the job ended – the lease of the rainbow coming to an end, and the major renovation of the building needed was prevented by a preservation order. Ray saw the writing on the wall and decided to leave.