Costume Construction BA (Hons) Royal Opera House Exhibition!

Our talented costume construction students created some jaw dropping masterpieces, with the theme ‘Carmen’ in mind, which was exhibited at the Royal Opera House.

The students were competing for two awards, technical or creative award, where the costumes were judged by staff from the costume construction team. The characterisation and creativity award was won by Poppy, who won with her mesmerising creation which took her over 300 hours to make. The technical award was created by Rose, who also spent hours of hard work and perseverance to create her stunning piece.

Poppy told us: “I am so happy, I wasn’t expecting this at all. The dress was inspired by flamenco dancers and show girls as there’s a lot of that in Carmen. I absolutely loved creating my piece and I am over the moon with my award.”

Programme Leader for BA Costume Construction, Emma Bowers, said: “This stunning exhibition is a result of hard work and determination. We are so proud of all our students and the quality of work they produce. To be able to exhibit in such a prestigious space is such an honour. It is a privilege to be part of their costume journey and we wish them all the best as they move on to pastures new!”

John Chandler, Programme Partnership Manager (UAL), said: "IT's great to see students from BA Hons costume construction competing for the technical or creative awards. They have been such hard workers throughout this, and I hope they all go on to do amazing things.”

Well done everyone!

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Costume Construction BA (Hons) | South Essex College