I believe that costumes should not distract from a story, but enhance it.
Fabrics and unusual textiles are what excite me most about the design process, and my ideas often evolve around these.
Luxurious materials such as silk satin, velvet and chiffon are a major inspiration, and Read More...
Playing on the oldness of this tale, I used faded fabrics, vintage lace, bleaching, tea staining, lace stencilling & scrunching, creating an air of opulence that fairytales encompass.
Photos: Porubszky, Stylist: Karla von Denkoff, Moodsfactor
Based on the prosperity of the story's main household compared to the dangerous surrounding cliffs, I designed a contrasting mix of luxurious silk and velvet costumes and rough, outdoor tweeds and woollens.
Pictured: Costume for Mrs. Crean-Smith.
Costume for Hannah Crean-Smith. Textiles: Samantha Williamson. Photography: Katherine McKeane
Costume Design Illustrations for Hannah Crean-Smith, Jamesie Evercreech and Violet Evercreech from Iris Murdoch's 'The Unicorn'.
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