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Martina’s Costume Design

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Yesterday evening there was a small party to launch a costume design 

of my friend Martina Trottmann in Soho, London.




Martina studied costume design at St. Martins and working for stage,

art event etc. hence, time to time I’ve been bumping her in many occasions.

And this time she is displaying her design on the Biddle Sawyer’s 

Silk Shop’s front window and this one is also a kinetic sculpture.

= She is breading !

But don’t expect her boobs up and down —– not such obvious move.

Pretty subtle. 😀

—– (Though, to create this effect, somebody said to have devised an air-pump

for 20 second on-off cycle using a computer — what ?   only to activate a pump on-off

in 20 second cycle, needed to use a computer ? —– It could be done with a 

30 pence 555 chip and few more components, all together about £1 :-D) = 

does the person knows electronics ??? )


These days, performance, stage play has been pushing its frontier 

to the limit, or becoming limitless, accordingly, the design of 

costume becoming pretty extravagant or rather bizarre.   

Typically like Ninagawa, regardless whether it is ancient Greek Tragedy or

Victorian play, actor, actress could appear in shiny Futuristic Si-fi gear.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Queen of Siva appeared on the stage 

wearing this Martina’s costume. 😀 

(So, I didn’t ask any question to her = Answer would be Why not  🙂 ).






It is a funny phenomena, supposed to be the most specific, definitive signal = 

visual signal can be freely improvised though the verbal signal = language has

to stay within a comprehensible context.

Costume could be any style, any design as long as it stays on a body, 

it works as a costume. Though, if it was a Victorian story, it got to be

in Victorian time and has to stay likewise a Victorian story.

—– yet still, Oliver Twist who is wearing kinky string costume could

appear with his Gandam look-a-like master. 😀

(Of cause, it’s depend on the director’s taste.  🙂 )




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  1. bentehaarstad said, on March 14, 2013 at 19:11

    Interesting. And also interesting colours. 🙂

    • yoshizen said, on March 14, 2013 at 20:13

      That’s true. As she got sponsorship, she could have chosen ANY color.
      I wouldn’t say it is an odd color though, I guess not many people would chose. 🙂

  2. elenacaravela said, on March 15, 2013 at 00:14

    Such fabulous color!

    • yoshizen said, on March 15, 2013 at 00:54

      Once before I wore everything in olive color. And I liked almost florescent orange.
      But very few times two together. Though, I never considered them in the light tone.
      Like my cooking, it got to be strong (either taste or color).
      —– but these days, I pay not much attention = it is a bad sign to be getting old. 😀

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