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Complicity with the world of insects

Liz Vandal, the costume designer for OVO has a special affinity for the world of the insects. "I've always had passion for them,” she says.” When I was just a kid I put rocks down around the yard near the fruit trees and I lifted them regularly to watch the insects who had taken up residence underneath them. I petted caterpillars and let butterflies into the house. So when I learned that OVO was inspired by insects, I immediately knew that I was in a perfect position to pay tribute to this majestic world with my costumes."

Liz has a signature style inspired by futuristic superheroes and by suits of armour from all eras. These two sources inform her designs for the OVO costumes. Flattering lines and an elongated, corseted look are a nod to the world of super heroes while the segmented shells on many of the garments alternate between hard and soft, much like the armour and the bodies of knights in the Renaissance.

“All insects are beautiful and perfect; it is what they evoke for each of us that changes our perception of them."
— Liz Vandal, costume designer

 
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