Musical Fashion

Fashion designers Trelise Cooper and Karen Walker are among a wave of labels turning their hand to costume design in 2011. Cooper has created costumes for the Victorian Opera and NBR New Zealand Opera’s co-production of Handel’s Xerxes. The opera will be staged in Wellington and Auckland in March following earlier performances of the show in Australia in 2009. Walker has teamed up with the Royal New Zealand Ballet to create costumes for Scenes Des Ballet, a brand new work by New Zealand choreographer Cameron McMillan. The ballet is part of the company’s 2011 Stravinsky Triple Bill and represents the first time Walker has designed for the stage.

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