Love is the central theme in all of Baz Luhrmann’s films, focusing on the reverence and romance of life. Luhrmann’s filmography, in partnership with his wife Catherine Martin’s costuming, serves as the broad influence on this collection, with the biggest influence coming from his 2001 film Moulin Rouge. The film’s centrepiece is that of the relationship between Ewan McGregor’s Christian and Nicole Kidman’s Satine, depicting the whirlwind passionate romance that they develop at the backdrop of the Moulin Rouge.¬†Satine is associated with red tones throughout the film, and Christian with blue, which turns every scene with them together into a three-dimensional technicolour fantasy. Much of the film’s aesthetic takes pieces from cabaret, burlesque, and vaudeville, which I used as aesthetic and silhouette references for this collection. The visual focus of this collection is the strong red and blue contrast, with texture upon texture clashing together to reflect the excessive visual stimuli of Luhrmann’s film.

BODY 1: LOVE

BODY 2: FREEDOM

BODY 3: BEAUTY