Gracie Martin's costumes for Judith Kerr's classic story, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' were inspired by 1920's Art Deco patterns the tigers acceptability/ respectability, that enabled him to enter the home is interestingly conveyed by the use of the tie, the stripes on the chest are created using multiple ties and the pointed tie shape is then carried through into the design and repeated in the layered shoulders and mask.
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Velia Ansorg's final presentation was designed using contemporary dance to interpret Bon Iver's 10 dEAThbREasT.
The album art inspired the digital print for the garments whilst accents to the movement are accentuated using illuminated origami elements.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
For her degree collection Abigail King designed a site specific immersive interpretation of the 'Beauty and the Beast' by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, combining it with elements of Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber'.
The shoulders of the jacket of the beast incorporate digital prints of 'The Venus of Urbino', 1538 by Titian, which peep through the suiting fabric. The dress has a sea of embroidered eyes across the shoulders.
" The costumes draw upon fetishism and sexuality to create pieces that explore gender stereotypes, femininity and Gothicism." Abigail King
Monday, 22 May 2017
Students were asked to design costumes that would use brightly coloured and patterned sari fabrics donated by the charity Scottish Love In Action, and incorporate lighting into their designs
The work for this project launched this years Performance Costume show Lucy Hutchcraft's 'King' was one of the pieces;
"This project was so much fun. We were given the task to create a costume spectacle for the Diwali festival, which had to include lights! My costume is based on the evil King Narakasura, and legend says he was thief, so my costume is covered in lots of different textiles and fabrics and creates a lot of movement." Lucy Hutchcraft
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Above: Photograph by Laurence WinramDayna Ali's degree production took Irvine Welsh's 'Marabou Stock Nightmares' as it's theme. Dayna bought it to a heightened horror and surrealism by the animation of the marabou Stork. The costume is designed to be worn back to front, with the actor patrolling the stage backwards. The storks costume uses elements from football casuals with it's merging of football attire (all perfectly and disgustingly stained) and the mask and wings of the stork.
Saturday, 20 May 2017
This week saw the annual performance costume show at Edinburgh College of Art. This show stopping costume of 'Marian' is by Ellie Finch designed for 'The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood' by Howard Pyke.
The English folktale is retold in contemporary Mexico focussing on the economic inequality and rise in violence due to the drug trade. Marian's headpiece is adorned with syringes and poppies that are reflected in the kaleidoscopic design of her full skirt which is a complex pattern of syringes, machine guns, and cannabis leaves.