In the spring of 2016, our class was assigned to design the costumes for a dance performance called "Sharp Dressed Woman". The performance would be quite different from traditional dance performances: here the costumes would define the dancers' movement, not the other way round. The show would tell the story of how clothes have defined and restricted women in different eras. There were multiple scenes where costumes were needed: from 18th century French Rococo to 1950's pencil skirts.
The performers would be Savonia's own dance instructor students.
My team included me, Elli Jalvas and Anna Ukkonen. We took up the designing of the opening scene's costume: 18th century Rococo costume. The costume included a wig, a corset, a pannier underskirt, a petticoat and a robe à la française (a jacket-dress).
PICTURES OF THE PROCESS
THE FINISHED COSTUME
I took these pictures for my portfolio, but they were also used to promote the show. Model: Terttu Vallin Photographer: me
An ad in Savonia's home page [18.5. 2016]
Official poster of the show (left) and a flyer (right). The picture is taken by me.
The show premiered on 26.5. 2016, in Kuopio. Here are some pictures of the show, taken by Sarah Affleck.