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OISTAT Costume Design Group hosts Research Symposium 1: Revisiting Historical Costume: Visit to Fashion Museum, Bath and Symposium

Mon 9 Sept 8.30 meet in the RWCMD foyer
RWCMD Main Foyer

OISTAT Costume Design Group hosts Research Symposium 1: Revisiting Historical Costume: Visit to Fashion Museum, Bath and Symposium

Contributors: John Bright, Sabine Snijders

Chair: Matteo Augello

Revisiting the historical in costume is a practice with many boundaries: the judgments of the creative output of designers are not only based on standard criteria, but also scrutinized in order to assess historical accuracy, which designers are expect to fulfil. John Bright, acclaimed costume designer for theatre and film and founder of Cosprop, one of the world’s leading companies specialised in the hire and making-to-hire of historical costume, and Sabine Snijders, Dutch costume designer who has extensively created costumes for plays and television in a unique post-modern style, discussed their careers and modus operandi with Matteo Augello.

All day visit 09.00 to 19.00

£ 50 per person including museum entry, symposium, 3 course lunch, refreshments and all travel.

Limited Availability

Image: 1860s @ Cosprop Costume Company




Key contributors

John Bright

John Bright is an acclaimed costume designer for theatre and film who founded Cosprop, one of the world’s leading companies specialized in the hire and making-to-hire of historical costumes, in 1965. John often works with original historical garmentsm, which he collects. With Jenny Bevan he received the Academy Award and BAFTA Film Award for Best Costume Design in 1987 for ‘A Room with a View’ (1985) and with Jenny he received 5 more Oscar nominations, including ‘The Remains of the Day’ (1993). John also designed ‘The Turn of the Screw’ (1997) and ‘Clemency, (2011) for the Royal Opera House and ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ (2004) for the National Theatre. Cosprop’s clients include BBC, HBO, Paramount Pictures, National Theatre, Royal Opera House, ITV and Universal Pictures.

http://www.cosprop.com/


Sabine Snijders

Sabine Snijders (1960) is a Dutch costume designer and art director for theater and film. She works for Netherlands’ most prominent theater companies such as Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Het ZuidelijkToneel, NationaalToneel, De Utrechtse Spelen and RO Theater. Sabine employs her unique intuitive and post-modern style to add new meanings to costumes. She reinterpreted many of Shakespeare’s plays including ‘Richard III’(2006), ‘As You Like It’ (2007) ‘King Lear’ (2007) ‘Romeo and Juliet’(2008) and ‘Much To Do About Nothing’(2012). She also designs for film and television, including ‘The Enclave’ (2002), ‘Snapshots’ (2002), ‘The Archives’ (2003), ‘Nothing to Lose’(2007), ‘The Odd One’ (2007), ‘Uncle Hank’ (2011), ‘Doodslag’ (2012) and ‘Heaven on Earth’ (2013).


Matteo Augello

Matteo Augello is a fashion curator who worked at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, from 2010 to 2012: his exhibition credits include ‘Biblio-Filo’ (2010), ‘Portraits of Ladies – Textile, fashion and painting between the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries’ (2011) and ‘John Guida, fashion illustrator between the wars’ (2012). He is currently assisting Professor Amy de la Haye on her show ‘Coco Chanel: a New Portrait by Marion Pike. Paris 1967-71’ which will open at the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion in September and tour to Palazzo Morando, Milan, in December.