Plymouth College of Art
Costume and Associated Crafts
A creative costumier experienced in manipulating a wide variety of media including: textiles, leather, embellishments, feathers and metal. Looking forward to developing my practice incorporating elements of recycle and reuse, where appropriate, in conjunction with new/sustainable materials. Seeking opportunities on screen, on stage or in the wider industries. The focus of my creative practice expands beyond the dress into the whole image, incorporating props and accessories to create an entire character. Unless following a strict brief, my work is often vibrant and flamboyant making full use of bold embellishments and textures. Researching a brief, exploring different textiles and products, experimenting with creating unique materials, considering sustainability, pattern cutting and fitting and finally producing a complete ensemble; my self-led creative practice is one of experimentation and development resulting in innovative and striking designs. In collaborative work I am dynamic and also supportive when working towards creating a unified outcome.
Outside of my programme, I was involved in a Fashion Show for Oxfam, styling looks, upcycling clothing, working behind the scenes as a runway hand as well as a dresser. This show was scheduled at the World renowned Plymouth Gin Distillery in March 2020 but was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid. I have also worked on Pantomime productions over the last few years with costume design and construction, make-up and props.