Costume design graduate’s work featured in advertising campaign
A stunning costume design inspired by the Vikings and Norse mythology created by a recent graduate is being featured in an advertising campaign for The Northern School of Art.
The striking image of Marloes Peerenboom‘s incredible costume in action is appearing in October editions of a range of arts and culture magazines as well as on the School’s website.
Marloes, who graduated from the School’s BA (Hons) Costume Interpretation with Design degree this year, created the costume after doing primary research in museums, as well as looking at modern interpretations of Viking costume.
She said: “It was an incredible experience to look at textile scraps from this era that have been preserved in the earth for many centuries. Once the design process was completed, I spent some time looking for the appropriate materials which included research on natural dyes, weaving techniques and precious stones.
“In all the costume took about two months to complete. Once it was finished I got together with an amazing team to do an incredible photoshoot to capture it in action.”
Born and raised in The Netherlands, Marloes, pictured above, moved to the UK in 20218 to study at The Northern School of Art.
Now back home in The Netherlands she is busy running her costume business Moonrise Artistry and working on a range of projects including theatre work, costume styling and bespoke costume design.
Marloes was delighted to have her work profiled as part of the School’s advertising campaign adding: “My experience at the Northern School of Art has been great, which is why I was excited to work with the school to promote both their education, and my work.
“Without the knowledge and help of my incredible tutors, I would have not been able to produce such an amazing project. This promotion shows a great example of a collaboration between the school and its students.”
We asked Marloes to tell us more about her experience as a creative undergraduate at The Northern School of Art and any advice she has for students following in her footsteps.
“My time at The Northern School of Art was very special to me. The creative environment and the people were just so incredible and inspiring.
“Even though I graduated only recently, I already miss the noise of the sewing studio, the rows of books at the library and the atmosphere. Although I may have not done all the things I have wanted to do due to Covid-19, I could not have wished for a better experience when it comes to studying abroad.
“The advice I would give to future creatives is to start early with work experience and getting to know people in the industry. Word of mouth will get you a long way, and don’t be afraid to show yourself and your work. Go with the flow and get creative!”
Hear more from Marloes at her talk as part of The Northern School of Art’s Creative Career Wednesday series of online events on Wednesday 17 Nov at 14:30. To book a free place click HERE
The list of everyone that helped during the photoshoot for the costume is as follows: Costume made by Marloes Peerenboom / Moonrise Artistry; Photography by Johan Kusters; the model is Juno van Elk; the horse is called Jackson and is trained by Jenneke van den Brand; hair and makeup by Gabriella van der Ham; and the horse armour was provided by Team War Horse / Eva Roemaat.
Further information about the BA (Hons) Costume Interpretation with Design degree is available HERE