Friday, 2 June 2023

Sophie Turner


Ziegfeld Girl by Sophie Turner. This costume has lots of texture and movement as well as the glamour of the roaring twenties. (Studio images above by Gavin Smart).

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Anna Gradetchlieva

 (Studio image above by Gavin Smart).

Sleep from ‘Button for Sleep’ by Valeri Petrov, is one of the graduation costumes of  Anna Gradeetchieva magical and poetic.

Monday, 29 May 2023

Iona Lynch

Iona Lynch, The Lady on the Grey, from a Spiegeltent theatre adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book', inspired by German Expressionism and Pre-Raphaelite models. I loved the translucence of Iona's costume, especially on the cape, it was magical in the lights. 

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Iona Verity


Iona Verity graduating for ECA Performance Costume Design chose to make a wonderful costume for Spiller from The Borrowers by Mary Norton, I will add details from this costume after I have attended the degree show and got to see it close up but I loved every aspect of it in the show. (Studio images above by Gavin Smart).

 and Buttercup Fairy by CAM

Sunday, 2 April 2023

Tuuli-Tytti Koivula


Former alpine ski racer now award winning Finish fashion designer Tuuli-Tytti Koivula won the grand prize at the Alpha competition in Copenhagen this January with her MA collection 'Blumental'.

Saturday, 1 April 2023

Hedvig Ljungström


The quilted fashion creations of Hedvig Ljungström who graduated last summer from The Swedish School Of Textiles - University Of Borås. This project explores how discarded baby garments can be upcycled into a womenswear collection, using design references from the Elizabethan era.

Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Tamara Kostianovsky


'Mesmerising flesh', by Tamara Kostianovsky is an abettor of sumptuous fabric carcasses with guts of tropical foliage inhabited by incredible birds. Created from clothing Tamara explains that this medium was affordable to her as a student and the fabric often came from clothing she had accidental shrunk in the wash. The 'carcasses' are suspended and rotate along a runner so they are viewed from all angles and are redolent of a fashion show.  These pieces are rich, sumptuous and equally compelling and horrifying just like real carcasses. 

“I grew up in Argentina during time of dictatorship, so these works for me are made with political intention to denounce the influence of that dictatorship on the female body,”