Which Australian films had the best design in 2015?

The 5th AACTAs have unveiled the first winners of the prestigious film and television awards at their annual luncheon, ahead of the grand gala night. Among those announced already are my favourite four awards each year: Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, for both television and feature films in 2015. Here are the winners below:   FEATURE…

Inside Claire Underwood’s House of Cards closet

Claire Underwood, played by the incomparable Robin Wright, has long held my attention on House of Cards but it’s safe to say that as the White House’s newly-minted First Lady in season three, she is in a whole new stratosphere. Regular readers of this blog will know that I have become quite infatuated with the fashion worn…

The best Australian movies and tv shows in 2014

After a big dose of Australian movies and television shows released this year, the 4th annual Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts awards has revealed its finalists list for January’s AACTA awards 2015.   FEATURE FILM   BEST FILM The Babadook Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Moliere Charlie’s Country Nils Erik Nielsen, Peter Djigirr and Rolf de Heer Predestination Paddy…

Costume designer Michael Chisholm talks Party Tricks

As fashionable Australian political miniseries Party Tricks wraps up tonight, costume designer Michael Chisholm lets us in on a few style secrets. If flirty frills defined the noughties on television, Sex and the City style, then post-GFC, it is the boardroom that rules the high fashion stakes. Contemporary American television has been bursting at the seams with legal,…

How Offspring redefined Australian television costume design

Sure, Offspring’s fifth season was the most stylish to date, but Nina’s local labels and vintage finds represented more than just good fashion: they were the real barometer to what was happening on the show. Whether you’re a cult devotee of Nina and Billie Proudman, or just secretly relieved the whole thing is over, there is no denying Offspring’s…