Katie Woodall

Katie Woodall

Katie Woodall

COURSE: Fashion 2020


Design for Performance 2020


Final Major Project - Pandora's Box

Project Overview

My final major project was a contemporary ballet of the Greek Mythology's Pandora's Box for The London Ballet Company and was supposed to have a performance on the 11th April 2020 where the garments could have been utilised for both shows, during which time I was supposed to have 2 male and 6 female garments but due to the coronavirus a change in the project occurred where the outcome became 2 female garments and photoshoot planning with a potential budget. Throughout the module I created research pages on suitable fabrics and garments for dance wear, using inspiration from the companies previous shows and Pandora's Box to enable me to create suitable themes for the Invisible Females, Sprite and Caleb with the use of 2 way stretch fabrics, the colours and the importance of movement. This enabled me to create mood boards and design developments with fabric and colour to highlight layers to the characters for the males and females even though the focus turned to just the invisible females.
This project enabled me to gain further knowledge into dance wear in the terms of using stretch fabrics but also deciding to use duchess satin and coutil fabric with hook and eye fastenings for structured bodices which can be seen on my bodice images and flared skirts in a variety of delicate fabrics e.g. Chiffon, Lace, Net and Lining Fabric to create garments that are plain and simple but with a subtle print in the lace to bring through the Greek Mythology as part of my inspiration.
In the future I would like to work in Theatre, Film and TV.
Katie Woodall