Thursday, 18 November 2010
These are costume designs for a hypothetical film adaptation of Murdoch's classic novel The Unicorn.
The story's about a modern young woman, Marian Taylor, who goes to a completely unknown and remote part of the country to stay in an isolated manor house, Gaze Castle. She finds the people there odd and secretive, and eventually she discovers that the lady of the house, Mrs. Crean-Smith, is a prisoner.
To recreate the lost and frightened feeling that Marian would feel, I've designed costumes that don't seem to have any particular setting, so it's unclear which part of the world the story actually takes place. I've combined contemporary influences with Victorian silhouettes and Middle Eastern embroidery, reflecting upon the imprisonment of Mrs. Crean-Smith and women's rights currently and historically.
|Maid from Gaze Castle|
|Maid from Riders|
Monday, 1 November 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
commonly worn traditional burnished indigo facemask.
young bedouin girl from Katri'in village area, Southern Sinai Desert, 1997
Woman from the family of Audeh abu Tayyi wearing the traditional double dress
Village women, Egypt, early 20th century
Siwa girls in their wedding finery
Jordanian bedouin costume
detail of dress and embroidered cuff with model's hands decorated with henna