Helping create and discover what this family from Chornobyl wears is another real first for the project. We cobbled together a good look for a 2006 workshop of the now-“adult” script, had a
wonderful Costume Designer for the 2007 Demo, Christy Hauptmann, and she really took the vision by the horns. Since then, we’ve only presented readings, so truly looking into costumes is a welcome treat!
Thinking about costumes for our Fringe Family show brought me back to a lot of interesting research, and opened my eyes to a whole new group of blogs and stories about people in Ukraine.
This is the best one I found, mostly because it so beautifully shows both the vast changes through each generation but also confirms that styles are essentially ten years behind ours and a little more colorful than we are used to seeing. I am by no means an expert on fashion, and am open to other interpretations. Do you agree or see something more?
Other pictures I found useful were: