My name is Célia Brück and I am currently starting my 4th Semester in Fashion Design in Düsseldorf.
For the third semester project (Februrary 2023) my Fashion Design course cooperated with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, basing our outfits on selected stage costumes from their repertoire, in my case from The marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais.
As I analyzed the story, the characters, and the year of 1786 (which was just before
the start of the French Revolution) I developed my own concept and translated it into a modern outfit.
By further looking into the social hierarchy of the play and society back then, I recognized Beaumarchais’ intend to represent the concept of scapegoating, the constant need for humans to blame and demonize others.
(a detailed description of the project can be found in the attached PDF)
The Outfit consist out of:
1x Matador inspired jacket- hand waxed Canvas, brown with messing button details
1x Matador inspired pants- hand waxed Canvas, brown with messing button details
2x Ruffle sleeves- hand waxed Canvas, brown with messing button details
2x “Hombreras”, “Epaulettes”- hand embossed metal (36 gauge messing)
1x High collared top- freehand quilt on water soluble fleece
1x Headpiece- high density EVA Foam with embossed metal details