A passionate and innovative designer and maker who enjoys creating costumes that fully represent the character. My influences and research derive from a range of sources, from the historical, the movement and textures of the body, to fine art. I enjoy incorporating these influences to producing a contemporary design appropriate to the modern audience.
Collaborations with choreographers and film-makers have lent new aspects to my work. My abilities include pattern cutting, draping, and millinery, combined with a strong eye for design and the overall visual outcome.
My diverse experiences working alongside costume and set designers for theatre and film, such as the Royal Opera House and the Olympics, have made me responsible and versatile. This has included supervision, assisting and standby work. My solid grasp of French and Spanish has also proved useful.
My final year project for BA Costume for Performance at LCF. The film narrates a moment in the lives of two individuals from the same family, over a century apart. The characters' stories and personalities were derived from found objects- a map from the late 17th century and a pair of portraits from 1817. Primarily, design inspiration came from a combination of the Ballet Russes, period wear and how the body expresses emotion through various movements.