You know what they say, “it’s what is inside that matters”. And in that way, this year has been very special for our team. We have grown together as colleagues and friends while working on this year’s collection. We have been fortunate enough to work with many talented designers and engineers who have helped us bring this collection to life. Today, we are going to tell you more about three individuals that have helped make this film collection possible. And for those who have been following us for a while know that we usually like to give special attention to our favourite designers and their amazing work. So let’s get started.
Yes, you’ve probably heard of him. If you haven’t, then it’s probably high time you should have. The 26-year-old actor from England has been making headlines for his off-screen activities as well. On April 25, 2019, we were blessed with the birth of Robert Pattinson’s first child, a daughter named Bébé. In August 2019, the actor started training for his next role. He will play the lead in a film adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1937 classic, “The Moon Is Everywhere”. What a way to end the year.
Kristen Scott Thomas
If you’ve never heard of our colleague, then you’re definitely going to want to. The English actress has been acting for over a decade and is probably best known for her role as Queen Victoria in the 2004 historical television miniseries, “Elizabeth R”. But aside from her acting career, she is also the creator of the fashion blog, “Kris Scott Thomas.com”. On December 31, 2019, Kristen Scott Thomas became a mother for the third time when her daughter, Soko, turned one. Hopefully, this will be the last of the actress’ childbearing years.
Finally, we arrive at the designer who has been responsible for much of the 2019 film wardrobe. You’ll know him from the Netflix series, “The Irishman”, which was released last year. The designer is Lawrence Anyways, whose work we have featured on the blog before. In the show, Anyways is credited with designing all of the tailored clothing for the titular character, Jimmy Hoffa. While the show is based on real-life events, it is mostly fictionalised. In reality, Anyways only designed the outfits for the first season of the series. But the character Jimmy Hoffa was such a prominent part of the show that many people now know who he is thanks to the series. In the finale of the show, which aired in May 2019, it is revealed that Jimmy Hoffa did not in fact suffer from Alzheimer’s disease as was previously believed. Instead, he was a victim of chronic lead poisoning due to the fact that he was constantly surrounded by, and often in contact with, lead paint while working at his many businesses and political offices throughout his life. How ironic that a man who loved to eat red meat was probably the most harmed by it. While it is nice to see that the makers of the series recognized the designer’s work, it’s still weird to see someone’s face and not know if it’s a male or female because of the way fashion in The ‘70s and ‘80s often dictated what to wear.
Bringing the Collection to Life
Now that we have introduced you to the three people behind the 2019 film wardrobe, it’s time to talk about how these pieces came to life. The collection is a representation of men and women from a bygone era. The clothes would have been worn by the cast and crew of the films they appeared in, which were mostly made in the 1970s and 1980s. These are films that are often cited as part of the “golden era” of Hollywood. And speaking of golden, these films were often shot in bright, warm hues of yellow, orange and red. While the setting of these films was often in the southern United States, the colour palette resembled that of the English countryside.
For this collection, we wanted to evoke that sense of nostalgia while paying homage to those glorious times. Of course, we couldn’t just recycle movies from the ‘70s and ‘80s and hope people would recognize the outfits. Thankfully, the designers who worked on this collection know exactly what we’re talking about when we say that these films hold such a special place in the hearts of their audience. So they gave us the outfits for the characters in their specific movies, knowing that fans of those characters would be able to spot them right away.
Here is a short list of all of the designers who worked on the collection:
- Jonathan Cooper
- Alan Levine
- Craig Ballantyne
- Laurie Anderson
- Peter Dundas
- Benjamin Moore
- Kimberly Scott Thomas
- William Bradley
- Samantha Colby
- Mark Henry
- Cynthia Rowlands
What do you think? Do you have a favourite outfit? Which outfit from this collection is your favourite? Let us know!