“Enchanted” by Colleen Atwood – one of the most talented film costume designers, Wednesday not only awakens Gothic fashion inspiration in the minds of fashionistas but also illuminates a gloomy story of the past. Vivid Gen Z colors.
Besides gothic, what’s interesting about Wednesday’s movie fashion?
Born in 1938 in The New Yorker magazine, the popular comic series The Addams Family by artist Charles Addams became one of the American pop culture icons of the late twentieth century. The Addams family was adapted into many genres such as musicals, cartoons, and television in December of this year, the separate series about the eldest daughter Wednesday Addams surpassed Stranger Things 4 to become a movie with the most views. record on Netflix.
Digging into Wednesday’s journey at Nevermore Academy, director Tim Burton filled the entire film with a purple-blue layer like year-round in Raven Island is Halloween season, interspersed with dramatic, horror moments. but also full of humanity with many hidden values behind the character’s relationships. 12 billion hashtags on TikTok definitely confirm the heat of the movie, especially when the “bad boy” – Wednesday Addams becomes a genuine “fashion icon” under the “magic hand” of designer Colleen Atwood. An Oscar winner in the category of Best Costume Design with works Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Sweeney Todd: The Devil Barber on Fleet Street, Colleen Antwood crafted Wednesday’s fashion script. With what unique codes?
“Beauty can frighten us,” said the designer Ann Demeulemeester, which “encapsulated” the definition of Gothic style. In the last days of 2022, the handshake between directors Tim Burton and Jenna Ortega has “swallowed” the fashion world into a mysterious and magical night. It’s possible that the bright pink color of Pierpaolo Piccioli – Creative Director of Valentino’s house will be knocked out by the black “earthquake” because Wednesday Addams has turned the fashion world into a classic B&W photo and radiates irresistible charm.
So why did Colleen Atwood choose Goth as the dominant style of Wednesday? The simple reason is the connection between the Gothic aesthetic and the horror series, making this complement a “theorem”! When it comes to vampires, werewolves, spirits, and monsters – supernatural images that are common in Gothic literature, readers can’t help but think of a dark range of colors (mostly black), with the red color of blood, pale makeup, and a somewhat bizarre way of dressing is a combination of chiffon, lace, and velvet materials that were popular during the reign of Queen Victoria in the late 19th century – early 20th century. twentieth century.
Separated from a black floral print dress with an exaggerated collar and braided hair in the opening minutes, Wednesday played by Jenna Ortega is somewhat “trendy” and brighter than the previous two versions. In 1964, the “unlucky child” played by Lisa Loring was said to be somewhat serious and not too prominent. In 1993, Christina Ricci also tried this role with her cold and mischievous beauty. Wednesday’s “new version” is transformed with more stylish, modern, and clean outfits.
School inspiration, European aristocrats period 1930-1940, dark colors, and exuding intellectual beauty are the descriptive phrases for this style. With more than 3 billion hashtags on the TikTok platform, Dark Academia style is at the center of Fall – Winter 2022 fashion.
In 8 episodes aired on Netflix, designer Atwood turns around with the typical wardrobe of the academic world of the last century. Shirts, blazers, ties, pleated skirts, etc. broadcast non-stop. The layering scheme is multi-layered and has a “closed gate”, the highlight is striped textures with dark tones and the appearance of 4.0 technology items to create interesting effects.
Nevermore boarding school is not only Wednesday’s temporary residence, but also a shared home for werewolves, vampires, mermaids, and many other mystical creatures, all of which need their own unique look. Most of the time the characters wear school uniforms, but you can tell each person’s style when looking at the details and accessories.
With an open and energetic personality, the werewolf played by Emma Myers has received a huge fan base. Sketched by Colleen Atwood with a unicorn color palette stretching from pink to yellow, with a touch of dreamy purple, Enid Sinclair is like a brilliant rainbow in the middle of a dark film. The plaid sweater has become the most sought-after item at H&M, as is the case with Zara’s vibrant floral print dress, indispensable for the crochet scarf that symbolizes her friendship with her lover. you “psychic” Addams.
Inspired by the horror masterpiece The Birds by legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, the image of principal Larissa Weems (played by Gwendoline Christie) is very bright but still fits into the creepy background on Wednesday. Designer Atwood dressed the most powerful woman in Nevermore in 60s-inspired suits, with wide collars and pastel color palettes. The pencil figure is extremely flattering because Miss Weems is built as a female politician who controls the world with their beautiful hands.
The confrontation between the magical and mysterious nature of Gothic and Dark Academia with the dreamy and sweet beauty of the Softies and the Swinging Sixties seems to be impossible to harmonize, but under the creative ability and unpredictable transformation of the girls. Designer Collen Atwood, these fashion styles complement each other and transform into a pen to “draw” a unique Wednesday, bringing success to the series and defeating many heavyweights.
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