Costume to Collection: Arianne Phillips on Kingsman

Costume to Collection Arianne Phillips on Kingsman

The Costume Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently hosted the latest event in its ongoing series of evenings dedicated to shining the spotlight on the art of costume design. In anticipation of the newly released film, Kingsman: The Secret Service, designer Arianne Phillips sat down with Sharon Takeda, LACMA’s senior curator and head of Costumes & … Read more

3D Printing For Costume Design and Technology

3D Printing For Costume Design and Technology

3D printing technology has grown significantly in the last ten years to become an accessible tool for artists, small business owners, and amateur crafters. It has already made a splash in the fashion industry through visionary leaders such as Iris van Herpen, Michael Schmidt, and Francis Bitonti. And it has slowly been invading the costume design world in film … Read more

Conversation with Michael Wilkinson: Superman – Costuming an Icon at LACMA

Conversation with Michael Wilkinson: Superman - Costuming an Icon at LACMA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently gave its Costume Council members, as well as the general public, a great opportunity to attend a discussion with Oscar-nominated costume designer Michael Wilkinson, hosted by Western Costume’s Director of the Research Library and Costume Archive, Bobi Garland. While the evening focused largely on Wilkinson’s work for the most recent … Read more

Super Suits and High Fashion: Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson

Super Suits and High Fashion: Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson

On Sunday, November 16th, Austin Film Society welcomed acclaimed costume designer Michael Wilkinson for an Artist Spotlight event at The Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. The evening featured a beautiful reception, with a chance to chat with Michael, as well as view costumes and never before released costume illustrations. The feature of the night was a conversation with Wilkinson … Read more

Jacqueline Durran’s Costume Design for Macbeth

Jacqueline Durran's Costume Design for Macbeth

Jacqueline Durran is an Academy Award-winning costume designer with such credits as Anna Karenina, Pride & Prejudice, and Atonement. Her latest project, Macbeth with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is already receiving major acclaim, having premiered throughout Europe earlier this Fall. In time for the American opening this week, we asked Durran to talk us through her inspiration and process of designing … Read more

Deadpool – Making of an Iconic Antihero Suit

Deadpool - Making of an Iconic Antihero Suit

Deadpool, one of the most crass, hard-hitting, and iconic comic book characters finally hit the big screen this month, after years of development. The film (and its incredible star Ryan Reynolds!) nails the character perfectly, and both old and new fans alike are singing its praise, propelling it to the biggest R-rated opening weekend in film history (as … Read more

Big Hero 6 Costume Design: High Fashion meets Animation

Big Hero 6 Costume Design

Danny Flynn is a fashion stylist who has worked extensively in music videos, commercials, and editorials. Flynn owns a high-end fashion shop, Replika Vintage, in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo that specializes in Japanese and avant-garde designer clothing from the 1960s to present. His stock is a go-to for costume designers and stylists looking for unique or unusual pieces. … Read more

Costuming Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Costuming Captain America The Winter Soldier

The superhero genre has evolved in the past decade, becoming a mainstay of the year-round film-going experience. Marvel changed the landscape, busting free from the summer season with movies that stand alone, yet string together characters from an ever-expanding Universe. While the stars of these films stick around through each new incarnation, often the designers and directors … Read more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Costume Design

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Costume Design

Michael Kaplan is one of the top costume designers working in film today. He is an incredibly versatile designer, having designed such iconic sci-fi films as Blade Runner, for which he won a BAFTA, as well as Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, but also masters the historic and modern beautifully with such credits as Pearl Harbor, Clue, Fight Club, Mr. & … Read more