I must admit, I was a little surprised that for rendering this pretty tough, I would say, the history of men’s meet two women: production designer Gemma Jackson and costume designer Michele Clapton.
Michelle did a great job: dress, armor, coats, jackets – all this in the movie a huge amount, and all carefully thought out and executed. Of course, not all up herself, she had a lot of helpers (again, we never dreamed of such staff assistants and costume: you can see him here in Column Series Department Wardrobe and Costume), but nevertheless, the entire process is supervised it , and asked the style and direction of the series, too, Michelle costume. For this work she and her assistants Alexander Fordham and Chloe Aubrey received Emmy Awards in 2012.
Action series (loosely based on the series of novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George RR Martin) takes place in a fictional world, reminiscent of medieval Europe (including southern and northern region), where several royal houses (families) are fighting for the Iron Throne of the United Kingdom.
Each kingdom and his subjects, including known and peasants, costume designer had to come up with their own style of clothing, as well as to consider the materials of which all this will be made.
Vote for several pictures and diversity of the scope of work:
Budget of the project is huge, allowing artists to pay attention to any detail, from creating homespun textiles to jewelry coinage symbols.
Who better to talk about the work of costume designer than he is? So revered excerpts from various interviews Michel.
“For 14 weeks before we started shooting, I met with my assistants and talked about what direction would like to ask for each character. We also discussed the general view of the various groups of characters, then the effect of their place of residence and to suit the climate, etc. I also met and talked with production designer Gemma Jackson, screenwriter, producer, etc. Following these discussions, we have created a mood board (the board on which to impale tissue samples, photographs of prototypes, drawings on the topic, etc.) for each new object and I started drawing concept.
We also made a trip to Italy, Paris and Madrid, to see the fabric, and also sent “scout” in London.
Michelle at work. But costumes show – it’s not just pretty dresses the protagonists …
10 weeks we spent in our workshops in cutters, manufacturers, gunsmiths. I love being in the studio, where I spent two years out of five, watching the cut, sewing, studying tissue. We tried to make as many handmade, because it is practical and much more solid. 99% I have forbidden to use overlock and 100% hand-finished even encouraged to dress extras. We have our own weavers, embroiderers and artists, printing patterns on fabric, because a lot of costumes created from scratch. ”
All costumes invoice – we do everything from sweat stains shabby rags to the state – and it is one of the most important aspects in the costume workshop. We have a team of about ten people, including designers and textile artists whose work is otfakturivanii costumes accordingly.
First we paint the fabric, then processed, then the invoice, and then again and darn yap. If you try to do in a short time what would happen with clothes for 10 years, her socks, then it will not work. There will not suit splash of paint balonchika and dusted the dirt, because that’s what it will look like and then. ”