The New Costume Designer (Master of Design, 2017-2019)
The new costume designer is the result of exploring the intersection between costume design, digital pattern systems, and fantasy. The costumes, conceived for Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn: Era 1 ‘koloss’ character, are designed to tailor to the koloss’s exaggerated humanoid body as he morphs from a child to an adult. Digital and physical visual, patternmaking, and sampling tools were employed in conjunction with the tacit knowledge of an experienced technical fashion designer. In doing so, this Master of Design research project additionally explored the creative nexus between physical and digital departments.
Tails (Bachelor of Design (Hons), 2012)
Tails is a collection of tailored costumes for a live-action adaption of The Tales of Beatrix Potter. The design inspiration focuses on fashion design details from the late 1890-early and then made them my own by taking Schneegan’s idea of exaggeration to describe ‘The Grotesque’ and applying it to create fullness on the human body that relates to animal forms.