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Alain Hranitelj, ‘Zarkana’ Costume Designer

“In talking with the director and other designers, we envisioned an Art Deco theme for the Zarkana costumes,” notes Slovenia-based designer Alain Hranitelj, about his first complete project for Cirque du Soleil (he had worked on an uncompleted project for Macau several years ago)“In talking with the director and other designers, we envisioned an Art Deco theme for the Zarkana costumes,” notes Slovenia-based designer Alain Hranitelj, about his first complete project for Cirque du Soleil (he had worked on an uncompleted project for Macau several years ago).  “There is a lot inspired by Erte and Paul Poiret, and that is the most beautiful period,” says Hranitelj. “I love the clothes and the costumes. Erte was a great illustrator and I love the costumes he did. They are so different from costumes today. We are more serious, they had more fun: We have fun during the process but those costumes were really fun… The crazy 20’s.” The result is a contemporary version of the 20th-century Art Deco aesthetic. In working on Zarkana, Hranitelj describes a two-year process, one year for sketches and research, the second year for production of the costumes. “I like to speak with the actual artists and performers, and sometimes have to change things… I like the interaction with them, to see how they think…how they see the character, and pull their ideas into the costumes, sometimes a perfect match.”   – – please Read more HERE

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