Graduation/ Integrated Project
Stage 4 Diploma of Costume
Charming and malevolent, a young kitchen boy named Steerpike escapes the sweltering kitchens of the ancient Castle Gormenghast, and begins his muderous ascent to power. He captures the attention of Lady Fuchsia, daughter of Lord Groan, and begins his pursuit of her ladyship and a fateful seduction of the castle occupants.
Gormenghast based on a trilogy written by Mervyn Peake, was adapted for television by the BBC and released in 2000. This series has inspired me with its quirky interpretation of period costume, incorporating many elements from throughout fashion history. This has allowed me to use the techniques and skills learnt within the Diploma of Costume, and develop new ones. With such strong and memorable characterisation, Gormenghast has afforded me endless opportunity for creativity.
The stage shots are by Mark Thompson of Stork Photography
The studio shots are by Ben Sherack
The exterior shots are my own