I recently worked on a costume commission for Manchester band Smother. For this project the band asked me to create a number of pieces their latest video disgrace. Firstly, I made front woman Jenna a beautiful, 1950's inspired prom dress. With a fitted bodice and full circular skirt this satin gown looked amazing and fitted Jenna perfectly. I also created a collection of ties, pocket squares and accessories for the rest of the band (including pug, Gilbert). Both the dress and accessories were sewn by hand in a stunning, dusty pink satin which draped beautifully.
The whole video was set in the stunning Deaf Institute, in Manchester. This historic building originally built in 1878 and has a combination of classic features and contemporary wallpaper which provides a chic, elegance to the video.
I went along on the day assist with costumes, fittings and to assist in dressing the sets. Using a soft pallet of pinks, grey and greens, the stage was decorated with an abundance of foliage, candles and delicate glassware. Teamed with the of the original features of this beautiful building the video has a really timeless aesthetic.
Smother's EP 'Only Human' is due out later this year and you can see the full length video for song 'Disgrace' below.
For any commissions or collaborations please get in touch today!
- Directed by Smother
- Director of Photography - James Oldham
- Colourist - Tom Majerski at Tetragrade
- Make Up Designer - Charlotte Clutterbuck
- Production Assistant - Mark Arland