Lucy Cousins, one of our Level 3 Fashion students, has been selected as a finalist for the Royal Opera House’s costume design challenge.
The brief was to design costumes for three characters from Kenneth Macmillan’s hit recreation of Romeo and Juliet and then construct a costume that could be worn by one of said characters – Lucy chose to make her costume for Juliet’s nurse.
She was required to carry out lengthy research before submitting a 90 second video pitching her designs and three photos of the completed one, whilst explaining the relevance of her costume to the scene and character.
The judging panel said of Lucy’s design:
It is a well-researched design with a clear pathway to the final costume outcome; an excellent response to the brief. The supporting evidence demonstrates thoughts and process to a high level, leading to creativity and imagination in the designs. The garment is very well made with interesting elements and a close attention to detail. You have interpreted the director’s vision to a high standard.
Such opportunities place our students in great stead for their future careers and give them crucial work experience to make them stand out.
The winner of the competition will be announced on Friday 1st March at 12pm. Good luck Lucy!