For over twelve years, hayley has worked as a costume designer for film, theatre and more, always working to create the perfect characterization and look of a film through costume.
Hayley often uses a process called 'hybrid design' to blend her love of rich historical costume with contemporary design and other contrasting aesthetics to create her designs.
Originally from Australia, hayley has been Based in the UK since 2005. To date, she has worked in Australia, England, Wales, Italy, Hungary, Scotland, France, northern Ireland and Greece.
Hayley grew up in Tasmania (Australia) with an early interest in period costume history and science fiction, both influencing her heavily. With strong costume cutting and making skills, many of the productions she designs have a high percentage of costumes custom made for purpose. Having a strong knowledge of costume history and construction, she also works frequently in historical costume.
Colour remains a central focus of Hayley's work. A controlled and rich colour palette can define a production as strongly as the aesthetics themselves. Balance through asymmetry and the use of hard curves also define Hayley's more stylized work.
With strong experience in both period costume and contemporary, Hayley continues to work on varied projects, with a strong emphasis on new creative design for the future while reflecting the richness of the past.
Images and Footage of past work can be seen in project galleries, via the gallery tab above.
From September 2012 to March 2013 I was ‘Artist in residence’ for the prestigious Victoria & Albert Museum of London, as a costume designer for film, in association with the exhibition 'Hollywood Costume'.
During this time I was working from studios within the museum, researching from the collections and developing ideas and methods relating to Hybrid Design, in particular for Science Fiction Film and projects requiring a stylized, controlled look, also exploring the use of Hybrid design in other genres and branches of design.
Initiating 'The Hybrid Project', workshops, research sessions and other activities fed into the making of an ambitious 25 minute, science-fiction short film through the V&A, called AIR. While i was producing this film, it was made with collaboration of many filmmakers, designers and artists; the fantastic films sets were built within the galleries of the museum. For more information, click HERE