Meow Wolf’s Costume Designer Kate Major Talks Her Denver Fashion Week Collection MEOW WOLF
Meow Wolf is showcasing their first ever assortment at Denver Style Week (DFW) on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and costume designer Kate Major is the face of it. Themed TRASH, Main took inspiration from the trash planet in Meow Wolf’s exhibit Convergence Station.
“The broader thought is that it ties into the exhibit,” Main stated. “But additionally a variety of it’s simply the best way I prefer to usually work by recycling and reusing issues that may in any other case grow to be trash.”
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Previous to Meow Wolf, Main was a costumier for touring leisure like Ringling Bros and Cirque du Soleil. There, she helped maintenance their costumes. Although she at all times designed for herself, it wasn’t until her work with Meow Wolf that she received her massive break.
“When Convergence Station was opening, I received actually impressed to design some loopy stuff,” Main stated. “It’s been a very good surroundings to design in.”
For Main, creating her ideas is comparatively straightforward when consistently being surrounded by immersive artwork. She stated that in inventive roadblocks she likes to stroll round her exhibit and discover inspiration from the artwork showcased.
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“Once I can’t consider an thought I simply wander the exhibit like “oh, based mostly on this how can I create a creature?” Main stated. “It’s a brilliant enjoyable place to be and there’s no higher place to give you concepts and simply wander by way of.”
Main describes her designs as bizarre, avant garde, maximalist and colorful; the opposite of her private fashion. She likes creating extravagant appears to be like that enable folks to make use of their imaginations.
“If folks see something that I make and go “wow that’s wild,” I really feel like I’ve actually executed my job,” Main stated.
By every loopy design, Main emphasizes that every thing is reused and recycled.
Throughout her time at Meow Wolf, she created a personality named Sleevy Nicks; made out of lots of of sleeves that she minimize up. Main has additionally turned playing cards used all through the exhibit into an outfit — evidently, being sustainable is the spine of her DFW assortment.
“I actually needed to push that every thing is reused and recycled as a result of it’s so essential in style,” Main stated. “The opposite factor is, if anyone is impressed by seeing the appears to be like all of them tie into our exhibit not directly, you’ll have to come back and see what exhibit to determine the place all of them got here from.”
Main’s designs are scattered all through the Meow Wolf present store and Convergence Station exhibit.
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