Flash Dance in Oslo
In the summer we were contacted by an International Performance Designer, Takis, who was working on a version of Flash Dance the musical in Oslo. He had found us via Instagram (the joys of the internet!) and wanted us to create 5 bespoke kimonos for the production!
This was the first time we'd done anything for theatre directly through Natalie Ruth Textiles, however, with Natalie's background as Textile Artist in the Costume Department at Opera North we felt confident we could deliver. And after all, it was the style of kimono we already create that he was after, just slightly wilder colours and 80s style devoré prints. It's amazing how versatile they are.
There was a very short turnaround, and in all honesty, it turned out to be one of the toughest orders we have ever done! It felt like nothing was going right. However, the photos from the production came through last week and we are delighted with the results, as was Takis. You have to challenge yourselves sometimes and lessons are definitely learnt along the way- sample sample sample! And do not try to cut corners, it has the opposite effect!
Anyway check out the exciting part- the photos!