The Magic Flute4/13/2013
I know what you're thinking. There's no magic flute in this outfit. Haha. Well, this is sort of inspired by Yoshitaka Amano...
I know what you're thinking. There's no magic flute in this outfit. Haha. Well, this is sort of inspired by Yoshitaka Amano's (my favorite artist) drawings and paintings. His watercolor paintings are soft and fluid, yet there's also a sense of darkness to them. Similarly, I never really like to dress up super girly. I always like to find a balance. This lace flowy dress would be really hard to wear on a normal basis just because it almost looks like a wedding dress. I just added a black leather jacket and it makes it more wearable during the day.
Anyway, The Magic Flute is a two act opera piece by the famous, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It's a classic fairy tale story. The prince rescues the princess from captivity and their love is tested through fire. It was one of my favorite projects to design because of the fantasy element. I took inspiration from Amano and transformed this German opera to a Japanese inspired piece. You might also know Amano through his famous works for Final Fantasy and Vampire Hunter D.
Here's a collage of his work that inspired by costume designs:
And here are some of my sketches. You can see all of them on my website: www.maggieschan.com
Anyway, have a good weekend!