Friday, 4 May 2012


Last night saw the opening of Storytelling: a joint exhibition by costume and prop designers Harmless Creatures and illustrator and fashion designer Kitty Moss in two locations in Dublin. Obviously I couldn't make it, but Kitty and the Creatures were kind enough to send me some images and a film so I didn't miss out entirely :)

Over in the Market Studios on Halston Street Harmless Creatures exhibit Oz, an exploration of Frank L. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The exhibition brings to life the characters of the Cowardly Lion, the Straw Man and the Tin Woodsman (pictured above) through costume, photography and film, in collaboration with photographer Philip White. The Creatures' costumes seem to utilise a minimum of materials to maximum effect, taking the bare essence of each character and amplifying it through texture and intricate layering. Take a look at the video below and I think you'll agree.

Meanwhile, Kitty Moss presents Maud & Minet in the Little Green Street Gallery on Little Britain Street. Maud and Minet are ghostly characters that Moss illustrates (above), and these characters have inspired a capsule collection. The show features the collection amid a multimedia installation, showcasing a set of garments with an old-world elegance in an eery setting.

Both exhibitions run until 7 May in each location, and I recommend you get over and see them - if you don't live in Lisbon you don't have an excuse ;)