The three performances of Romeo & Juliet are just around the corner, and cast and crew have been preparing the final details. Recently, actors and musicians spent an extended homeroom period trying on their costumes, making sure they fit properly and nothing was missing.
All costumes were designed and manufactured as part of the ‘Reject Rag Reborn’ unit in E10 Design Technology. In the course of this unit, students needed to take second-hand clothing and re-arrange it, re-brand it, re-work it, re-vitalize it, re-vive it, re-think it, re-structure it, re-invent it, re-interpret it, re-construct it and re-build it. To give them a better understanding of the goal, they investigated clothing design and apparel manufacturing techniques. They were also given a brief that related to the play’s production design:
In a post apocalyptic world the survivors live around two mounds of earth represented by large wooden blocks at either side of the stage. These “mounds “ are covered in garbage and debris of the “afterlife”.
The costumes represent E10 designers’ interpretations of this design brief. Check out some of their sketches and final executions in the photos below:
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