The Piano Tuner - HEY OSCS!
One of the wives. I am making this costume for the Edinburgh College of Art annual fashion show, which will be from 23rd - 25th May at the Playfield Library.
Working illustrations for costume designs for The Bloody Chamber. Finished ones on MONDAY.
badly scanned final illustration for collaboration project with fashion and textiles. this is the costume i am currently making. all the long paneled skirts should hopefully slot up like a telescope revealing the character’s true identity and her deteriorating under layer. however its proving very technical. but im not giving up yet!
I was looking at ideas of restriction and suppression of true emotions and how they can can lead to mental break down (strong idea in a street car named desire) so the main body of the costume is very clinical, no identifiable features, and hospital gown-like ties at the back. She has been stripped of her identity and her individuality. The under layer has fungi like structures, where mould and plants have been growing on the fabric, a textile we developed through the collaboration, her naturalistic side emerging, revealed by strings attached to her arms which pull the layers up.
Pictures to come when i finish it. But if you attend the fashion show at ECA.. you’ll see it on the catwalk!