I believe my passion for original and innovative costumes has pushed me to challenge the boundaries of what is traditionally perceived as costume through my interaction with objects and landscape. My excitement for character and concept has led me to produce a range of works which draw influences from existing narratives and philosophical concepts. I remain enthusiastic about all areas of costume whether contemporary or historic and have a high appreciation for tailoring which I picked up from my time spent interning on Savile Row.
My previous experience includes a tailoring internship at Gieves & Hawkes and Henry Pooles and wardrobe experience on Les Miserables as well as assisting in smaller theatre productions and on student films.
My final major project drew its inspirations from the works of John Cage and Marcel Duchamp and was directed by a series of chance determined operations. It also considers the theory of the observer completing the work through its use of reflective surfaces. I worked with themes that were loosely selected from Samuel Beckets Waiting for Godot, most notably those of isolation, repetition, unknown and on-going. With this work I sought to explore the limitations of costume and its potential to additionally exist as props and set. The costumes ability to merge into its landscape pushed me to consider the scale of the work and its potential to keep growing and expanding.