I am a Wardrobe Stylist based in Cape Town, where I have worked in the film industry for nearly 20 years. I specialise in local and international commercials, feature films, tv series, stills and print media.
I am a qualified Fashion Designer and graduated from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 1996. My fashion design work has given me that extra edge in both my Costume Design and Wardrobe Styling fields. I am able to create new designs as well as the regular styling, because I can design, construct patterns and sew.
I have a passion for my work and really enjoy styling with the latest trends. But I also love to create varied looks that will suit that particular person or character and not just follow the latest fashions. I want everyone from any age group and any size to look and feel fantastic in front of the camera.
I am inspired when costume designing for a character and creating looks that suit a particular era, culture, religion or whatever the project dictates. I submerge myself in as much research and information as I possibly can, so that my designs feel genuine and true.
My work through the years has taken me throughout Southern Africa and have worked on so many amazing projects, which has made me grow personally and professionally. I worked on Tsotsi which went on to win an Academy Award. Forgiveness which won three awards. Amelia which was nominated in four categories and also won another three awards and many more movies and series I was nominated for SAFTA (South African Film & Television Awards) for Best Costume Designer in a Drama for my work on Riemvasmaak.
I have had the honour with working with Hollywood celebrities, international and local sportsmen and women, tv show hosts, comedians, super models and our own local celebrities too. Talents like Richard Gere, Hilary Swank, Rutger Hauer, Tom Sizemore, Cheryl Ladd, John Cleece, Scott Eastwood, Elle McPhereson, David O'Hara, Lewis Hamilton, Trevor Noah, Arnold Vosloo, Ruud Gillet, Jaques Kallis, Danny Jordaan, Hakeem Kae Kazim and more. As well as brilliant directors like Luc Besson, Gavin Hood, Mira Nair, Mary McCartney and Johnny Green.
I have just returned to film after a two year break, after having my son. During this time I also launched my online baby and toddler sleepwear range Gillitots. I also guest lecture at AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance.
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Gillian Castle Scott