Knoxville, TN, USA

©2017 by Erin Reed Costume Design.

The Tempest

Written by William Shakespeare

THEA 549: Projects in Costume Design

Instructor: Lauren Roark

September 2018

In order to create an island that felt both beautiful and dangerous, I drew inspiration from Iceland and the nordic coasts. These landscapes felt magical and older than time, combining the rolling green hills with sharp rocky cliffs that juxtapose lushness with harshness. This manifested into a streamlined Elizabethan silhouette with influences of dark fantasy and natural textures that update the story with a fresh, modern aesthetic.