About Costume Symposium
In 2017 award-winning costume designer Susannah Buxton was invited to speak at a costume symposium for young technicians and designers held at the Opera House in Oslo, Norway. The experience inspired her to set up a similar event in the UK. This was held in London in June 2018 and there will be further events in other parts of the country.
Costume Symposium videos
Watch this video from the first UK Costume Symposium in London (15-19 June 2018) to see what it’s all about.
Here’s a trailer for a video from the Crafts Council in which Susannah Buxton talks about her career as a costume designer and why it’s important to share knowledge and experience with designers and makers through events such as Costume Symposium. To see the whole film visit the link at the end of the trailer and scroll down the Crafts Council page.
Photos from costume symposium 2018
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- Corsetry workshop
- Embellishment workshop
- Handmade gloves workshop
- Period tailoring workshop
- Millinery workshop
- Cosprop entertainment
Thanks to the City & Guilds of London Art School and Cosprop for their support for Costume Symposium 2018.
Photos of Costume Symposium 2018 workshops © Andreas Sterzing
what participants said about Costume Symposium 2018
In September 2018 award-winning costume designer and Costume Symposium producer Susannah Buxton presented a masterclass to BA Theatre & Performance Design students at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts (LIPA). Describing successful period drama design as a mixture of authenticity and originality, Susannah said, “The hardest part of the job is making the clothes look […]
After a successful event in June 2018 at the City & Guilds of London Art School, we are planning another costume symposium to be held in Liverpool in 2019 in association with Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Keep a look out for further announcements.
The UK’s first costume symposium, modelled on a similar event in Oslo in 2017, was held from 15 – 17 June 2018 at the City & Guilds of London Art School in Kennington. Made up of three days of workshops and talks by leading figures, including designers from Game of Thrones, The Crown and Downton […]