Ep. 5: Costume Designer Annie Simon on building clothing and the importance of dream time

Designing the Void Costume Design

Everyone is a storyteller. In this episode, Annie Simon talks about the differences in visual storytelling between theater and film, finding the abiding purpose of a story, and trusting your intuition when it comes to a million tiny choices.

She also touches on society’s disconnection from how clothing is created and how that affects what we value. Cue the start of a new movement: #notaclothingwaitress.

“Costume design is anthropology. Psychology. It’s human connection through garments, obviously, but within that it’s about telling an individual story. Who is this person; what is their day? As well as a larger story. As an audience member, how do I view that person in this world? And what is the ultimate purpose of this storytelling tool for this particular piece?”

Annie Simon

Annie is best known for her work on Wildlike, Crypto, and Anesthesia. For more information, check out her website, her IMDb, or follow her on Instagram.

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