Thursday 18 July 2019

Kikimora Studio

Kikimora Studio was founded by dancer Olga Saretsky from Kazakhstan who emigrated to America in 2006. Kikimora studio makes bespoke performance costumes. The costume featured is 'Multihead' a printed lycra costume.

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Andry Bartenev

Andry Bartenev is an artist who works across the specialisms of painting, graphics, and ceramics but is mainly known for his extravagant costume design and sculptural performance. 
These images are from his "Botanical Ballet," of 1992.

Monday 15 July 2019

Echo Morgan I

Echo Morgan (real name Xie Rong) was born in China, Echo studied at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute High School before moving to London where she gained a BA in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins and then an MA in Fine Art at Royal College of Art. Since 2011, She has been collaborating with photographer Jamie Baker on photographic interventions within her performance work. Echo often uses costume or full body paint for her performance art. 

Sunday 14 July 2019

Roman Ermakov I

Roman Ermakov “Geometric games” a series of costumes made for creative agency 'Creativiva' in Toronto, Canada.  

Saturday 13 July 2019

Nashwa Maatouk

Maleeka The Ghoul woman, Performance costume created by Nashwa Maatouk for her Master project in MA Costume Design for performance course in UAL: University of the Arts London London College of Fashion. This costume has a massive impact with its scarlet form concealing, framing, revealing and shaping the wearer during the performance.

Friday 12 July 2019

Vanera Kazarova II

Facades of fantasy, an aura, 'Mandorla' by Vanera Kazarova is the concept of an aureola that surrounds the body, a protective shell.

"Mandorla  is an oval halo, almond-shaped shining depicted around the figure, found in icons.In this case, the principle of shell oval represents protection, impermeability to external influences and human`s existence in its own reality." Vanera Kazarova 

Thursday 11 July 2019

Venera Kazarova I

'Light blossoming', one of Venera Kazarova's costume and performance art pieces. Venera's works often have a scale effect like fish, this piece is like a surreal underwater garden.

"I create clothes for theater and contemporary choreography, as well as paper, cut objects for decorating the space and photo shoots.
In my work, I try to combine my love and passion towards paper & fabric with the use of both materials as well as plastic utensils, polyethylene and everything that comes to hand, especially vintage stuff." Venera Kazarova

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Iris Van Herpen

Iris Van Herpen "HYPNOSIS" FW 20 Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris.

"‘Hypnosis’ reflects the beauty and complexity of our environment, exploring the patterns and structures within its fragile landscape ∞ the ‘Hypnosis’ technique, developed in collaboration with Professor Philip Beesley involves ten of thousands of plotter-cut mini ripples that continuously dissect the dress through each movement of the body, revealing skin in between the whimsical spheroid patterns that are designed to move faster than the eye can follow." Iris Van Herpen

Monday 8 July 2019

Katarzyna Konieczka I

Katarzyna Konieczka has been creating costumes inspired by historic paintings for the heavy metal band BEHEMOTH. This one is  Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen 'Judith with the head of Holofernes' 1525 Melanie Gaydos the model.

Sunday 7 July 2019

Nika Danielska

Nika Danielska makes exoskeletal costume, alien or insect-like carapaces.

"For 15 years I have created sculptural costumes and clothing that can not be worn. My field of interest is the human body and the various forms it can take. That is why my projects are sometimes called exoskeletons: they are complex, intricate and necessarily symmetrical. My new project is inspired by radiolarians - tiny organisms that inhabit the world's oceans. Their skeletons have a complex, architectural form. Some radiolarians contain algal symbionts - organisms that live inside a foreign body and do not harm it, but help. This idea inspired me to think of the exoskeleton as a form of protecting the subtle life, which is hidden under a solid structure." Nika Danielska

Friday 5 July 2019

Marta Jiménez-Salcedo I

The fatal psychological journey made by Lady Macbeth from temptation to suicide, where the costume itself is a means of expression, created by Spanish costume designer Marta Jiménez-Salcedo. A costume of raw pathways of zips, mapping contours to a concealing ruffle of expressive flamenco soft pleats.

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Erik Bergin

Erik Bergin is a costume designer, who moves into the realm of sculpture and folk art with his woven textiles.

"I sew for Broadway, create outfits for shows and concerts and show my sculptural costumes in art galleries. I create them myself because the costume is too personal a story to be entrusted to someone else. Usually, I focus on what I want to change in myself: this is how an understanding of my work arises. Different costumes have different meanings, but my philosophy is to study different perspectives on life. I believe that a work of art can be an expression of desire, and costumes are no exception." Erik Bergin