Designer Talk

In my previous post I was going to discuss more detail about my lists, but decided not to. Instead, in going to talk about my favorite designer.

Eiko Ishioka, is an extraordinary costume designer. The last film she worked on was Mirror Mirror, and at the end I teared in the credits when I read “In the loving memory of Eiko Ishioka”

Eiko is known for Bram Stroker’s Dracula costumes, The Cell, The Fall and Cirque du Soleil’s Vareki. Around 2008, I started noticing her work when I was researching costume designers in college. Since then she has been my favorite. Go ahead and check out the detail in her work.

One thing I always question myself with any costume designer, did they know which fabrics to pick or did they just design? Because my favorite part about a design is thinking about how they planned to chose the fabrics and the person who sewed them together.

For example, designer Elie Tahari, I didn’t pay to much attention to the fashion, but I looved the way the seams were sewn together in this specific jacket that I saw. It had contrast lining at the seam allowances in the inside. It blew my mind in how much detail that was. Acording to Wikipedia, Elie sold his share in 2003, so thats interesting.

Either way, can’t help but wonder who is behind the planning of the overall design. I will definitely start looking up where and who sews designer clothing.