Autore: Ilaria Mosca

Maureen

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Maureen

Short film

 

2018

Director: James Peaty

Costume Designer: Ilaria Mosca

Cinematographer: Alfie Biddle

Sound: Michael Clayton

Starring: David H.M. Williams, 

 “MAUREEN is the dark, yet blackly comic story of a strange relationship between an unnamed man and his partner, Graham. Conveyed in the form of a series of interlocking monologues, it soon becomes clear that perhaps the truth of this story is far more complicated than we’re initially led to believe…” 

Pink, as the wafers loved by Graham,  is a key colour in the choice of the outfits’ ones. The costume for the protagonist becomes more “feminine” as the film goes on,  adding new elements to the initial pink and blue outfit evey time he changes room: therefore in the bathroom sequence he uses yellowe rubber gloves and a pink sponge; in the closet scene he is wearing on top of his shirt the flower neglige we see in Graham’s death footage: in the final bedroom scene, he is now talking to a mysterious interlocutor, wearing male pink lace lingerie, the neglige and with an heavy make-up on. His “transformation” is now complete.

As regards Graham, he is portrayed as a greasy masculine man in blue shirt, the “traditional colour” for men. When he is “in touch with his feminine side” on the sofa eating a pink wafer, wears a silk neglige on top of his boxers and bare chest. 

The handsome young guy is instead portrayed as the typical leather jacket and t-shirt guy.

Far from land

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Far from land

Short film

 

2018

Director: Margot Gaultier

Costume Designer: Ilaria Mosca

 

Design and making of the costume for the final scene of the film, when the girl protagonist turns into a fish.

The costume was designed to be used to shoot underwater scenes, with many layers of long pleated light fabric to recall the long tail of the Betta Fish. To create the fishscale effect on the bust, I instead used the North American smocking technique.

 

The King of Hearts

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The King of Hearts

Short film

 

2018

Francis Hardy Productions

Director: Susan Byron

Costume Designer: Ilaria Mosca

Cinematographer: Federico Gardin

Starring: Julian London,  Annabel Medland, Muriel Van Cruchten and Stephen Moriaty.

Ava looks for the ‘perfect story’ in a mysterious bookshop. Alice in Wonderland meets spy drama in this playful mash up, set in contemporary London.

I designed and sourced the outfits for the four characters, and designed and relised the costume for the “Mad Hatter” inspired character, mainly influenced by the steampunk genre.

The Emperor’s New Clothes​

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The Emperor's New Clothes 2017

Live performance proposal

Concept, direction and costume design 

Ilaria Mosca

Dystopic contemporary adaptation of Andersen’s fairytale, about the relationship between media and political power, and social media and society. Use of technologic devices on the costume. Creation of digital contents for the devices.

During the performance, there is a costume transformations for The Emperor / Politician: from young ambitious politician, he is “dressed up” by the Spin Doctors with media. Through media he gains more and more power, until the truth about the protagonist is revealed by a Whistleblower, and he is now destroyed by them.

As regards the other characters of the story, we have:                               
 _The Spin Doctors: half human, half cybernethic beings, are the ones who “dress the Emperor”: they give him power through media, controlled by them.
 _The Mass Media Audience: the people, our society, wearing masks giving the effect their face are melted to their phones.                                   
_The Whistleblower: corresponding to the child in the tale, he is the one that reveals the truth to the mass media audience through a Tweet.

 

Mirrors

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Mirrors

Music video for The Hod

 

2017

Starring: Cristina Salcedo Gomez
Director: Celia Tang
Producer: Shradha Sotang
Videographer & Editor: Sylvia Shu
Stylist & Costume design: Ilaria Mosca
MUA: Rossella Rals

Styling, designing and hand made painting of the outfits for the members of the alterative rock band playing in the studio, the female protagonist and the extras.

In particular, i dressed the main character, a girl that, unable to find her true self, sees many different and contorted versions of herself every time she looks in a mirror. I also dressed the extra characters in the story, some of them played by the member of the band.

Kunka

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Kunka

from The Excursions of Mr. Brouček to the Moon and to the 15th Century

Live Performance

2016

Director and costume Designer
Ilaria Mosca

Performer: Arya Pegaz

Costume and direction of a live performance based on the storyline of the character from Janacek’s opera. In this 1860s Italy, looking like a Futuristic painting, Kunka is a girl who free herself from the constraints of being a woman (symbolised by the crinoline/cage), and goes to fight for the independence of her country. After her father’s death during this war, she cover herself in pain with a red veil, symbolising the blood versed by the people who fought for the Italian independence, forming the colors of its flag. Transformable costume, consisting of a pleated skirt and a structure attached to the leather corset, with hidden pocket for the red veil.

Costume design for the other characters, in the three different worlds/acts:  the present (Italy 1920s), squared and grey as the Fascist architecture of that period; the Moon, populated by odd robotics people; the past (Italy 1860s), seen as a painting made by Futurism artists.