The Seraglio Opera
A theatre project based upon Mozarts 'The Seraglio' an 18th Century Opera set in a Turkish Harem.
Illustrations Designed by David Collis.
I decided to choose The Vizier as I liked the challenge of making a Fat Suit and the complicated but beautiful watercolour textile design of the costume. Everything is hand dyed, painted and appliquéd, the waistcost and slippers are hand felted.
Queen Catherine Parr
An Interpretation of Queen Catherine Parr's 1557 Portrait for the 'In Fine Style: Tudor and Stuarts Exhibition' at The Queens Gallery in Buckingham.
A costume project constructed at Wimbledon College of Art. The brief was to make a realised costume from a photograph or portrait painting of a real person.
I choose a french portrait from early 18th Century of King Louis XIV mistress, a Riding Habit. All historic sewing techniques are accurate to the period in which the painting is.
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Additional Costume Projects
Futuristic 18th Century Interpretation of Marie Antionette made entirely of metal materials.
A fashion Costume inspired by Homelessness for catwalk show and fashion photshoot.
Hot Air Balloon Costume inspired by TimWalker and Hussein Chalayan.
Native Assassin Warrior
A Native American influenced interpretation of very well known Assassins Creed Character.
Over 2500 various types of feathers hand stiched onto the cape and Eagle Headdress. A full fitted metal breastplate and retracting vambrace knives also. The Tribal Jewellery is made from various natural materials, sheep bone and teeth, garden fencing, wooden reeds, buffalo talcons, shells, wool and leather. The entire red belt scarf is hand weaved and the bow and arrows are hand cut, curved and sanded also.
Currently exhibited at UAL Headquarters in High Holborn, London untill October 2015