Arianne Phillips and the Double-breasted Brits

A short film, “Costume to Collection”, was presented that surveyed  the process of creating the costumes for the film The Kingsman: The Secret Service while branching out a fashion collection with Mr. Porter. A lot of good insight from Arianne Phillips and what is happening in the current events of the costume design community. Above all the brilliance of tailor work from Savile Row. Suits, ties, shoes, dress shirts, watches, glasses, and gadgets galore that anyone can marvel at advance technique of styled glim glam.

“At present men make shift to wear what they can get. Like shipwrecked sailors, they put on what they can find on the beach, and at a little distance, whether of space or time, laugh at each other’s masquerade. Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. We are amused at beholding the costume of Henry VIII, or Queen Elizabeth, as much as if it was that of the King and Queen of the Cannibal Islands. All costume off a man is pitiful or grotesque. It is only the serious eye peering from and the sincere life passed within it which restrain laughter and consecrate the costume of any people. Let Harlequin be taken with a fit of the colic and his trappings will have to serve that mood too. When the soldier is hit by a cannonball, rags are as becoming as purple.” Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience Published 1854 – Henry David Thoreau