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Sons of Anarchy: Identity and the Outlaw: Women of SAMCRO

Part two of our essay looking at sartorial identity in Sons of Anarchy, featuring exclusive insight from series costume designer Kelli Jones. Catch up with part 1 HERE. The women of SAMCRO include porn stars and pole dancers, but the … Continue reading

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Sons of Anarchy: Costume Identity and the Outlaw

Sons of Anarchy portrays the fictionalised world of an outlaw motorcycle club; although the plots are dramatic in the extreme, many of the details are firmly based in realism, including the costuming. Series creator Kurt Sutter has described it as … Continue reading

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Costume Stories, This Week: Bhanu Athaiya and Gotham

Two weeks of costume stories. Sheena Napier DTSFT cover this prolific costume designer’s chat at the V&A. And if you’ve not heard of Ms Napier we’ll just say: Backbeat, Poirot, Enchanted April. Sandy Powell Nice rundown of Ms. Powell’s Young … Continue reading

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Style & Identity in Do the Right Thing

Ruth E. Carter’s work on Do the Right Thing is a masterclass in how costume can influence the look and feel of a film. Continue reading

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Crazy, Stupid, Love: Suits and 407s

Crazy, Stupid Love is every inch the ‘fashion film’, both in terms of narrative and costume designer Dayna Pink’s elegant menswear styling. Continue reading

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Noomi Rapace in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Playing computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, Noomi Rapace embodies the character in such a way that picturing anyone else in the role is nearly impossible. Continue reading

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Back to the Future Nikes go on Sale: You Can’t Afford Them

They have finally done it. Nike has recreated the famous Nike MAG trainers worn by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part II. Continue reading

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Tron Legacy: Merchandising the MCP

The proposed ethos behind Tron Legacy merchandising is more than just product; it’s a lifestyle choice. Continue reading

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The Hangover: More Costume Questions Answered

Costume designer for The Hangover, Louise Mingenbach, has answered more questions about who wears what in the movie. Continue reading