Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire
On Show 2020
Heather Baldwin

My major project was to design for the play “The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare
“The Winter’s Tale” is set between two kingdoms, Sicily and Bohemia, and spans 16 years. The jealous King Leontes falsely accuses his wife Hermione of infidelity with his best friend, King Polixenes, which sets off a chain of events over the next 16 years.
I was inspired of the movement of the flora and fauna of the sea, as well as the Art Deco illustrations of Erté and George Barbier for my costume designs. I designed and made a costume for the character Hermione, focusing on fabric manipulation and how to manipulate the structure of the garment to create a sense of constant movement.