I am a highly creative costume designer and maker with experience of working to contemporary performance alongside period specific briefs. Passionate about dance and movement as well as the impact culture has on costume design.
My previous experience includes design assisting and sourcing for dance company dAnte or die, making for Phillip Treacy, performing alterations and making on various shows, such as Buxton Theatre Festival, Almeida Theatre as well as working on small budget projects and films.
I enjoy using my skills and creativity to explore and push the boundaries of costume. I believe my interest in art, socio politics, textures, architectural patterns and movement shapes the way I see and explore costume.
This was something I got to explore further through my Final Major Project; Places In Between. This was a collaborative project with two dancers and choreographers; Rosalie Whalfrid and Helka Kaski.
Through challenging a traditional way of a design process, we worked closely together throughout the course of a year, doing design tests, and several rehearsals. We created a meeting between dance a costume, where the costume is incorporated into the performance.
Being inspired by the theme of power, I used visual inspiration from Modernism and the utopian idea of Brutalist architecture, and the effect it has had on present day living in London. We used key words such as decay, fall of brutalism, growth/collapse, restriction of movement and following/directing movement as an initial starting point for our project.
Coreographer/Dancer Rosalie Wahlfrid and Helka Kaski
Photographer: Sophia Kahlenberg