Csilla Szlovák is a Hungarian costume designer based in Helsinki. From an early age she has been passionate about film and theatre. During her high school years, she participated in several exhibitions with a local art group and challenged herself with makeup and theatre. Her love of storytelling led her to get a bachelor’s degree in journalism and film studies at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Her studies also entailed psychology and sociology as well, the knowledge of which she turned into practice in several short films and theatre projects there. Her passion for
costume has crystallized with these projects, and one step closer to her dreams, she is no completing her master’s degree in Costume Design at Aalto University in Finland.
Tempest (2015), Music Centre Helsinki; Lead costume designer: Sofia Pantouvaki, Associate costume designers: Susanna Suurla, Heli Salomaa, Lauren Sever, Mimosa Norja As 2022 has just begun, one of our first interviews this year introduces a scenographer and Professor of Costume Design at Aalto University, Finland: the wonderful Sofia Pantouvaki. Apart from discussing her impressive and […]
When the Emmy nominations came up, I immediately searched for The Umbrella Academy, hoping it got nominated, which it did. I was looking forward to this show as a massive My Chemical Romance fan who admires Gerard Way, his work, and the comic book he created with Gabriel Bá. I was also delighted to know […]
Directed by Matteo Garrone, this version of Pinocchio (2019) is nothing like the well-known 1940s Disney story about the wooden puppet that came to life. Both visually and story-wise, this new film accurately portrays the 1883 novel written by Carlo Collodi. The film rightfully earned two well-deserved Oscar nominations. One nomination was for “Best Makeup […]
This year, not many of us will be enjoying Halloween parties like we used to. I thought it might be a good reminder of a better world to pay tribute to the most stylish Halloween party of last year’s television: “The Next Episode,” episode six of HBO’s Euphoria. Speaking of, we should also congratulate the […]
Costumes embody the psychological, social and emotional condition of the character at a particular moment in the script. It is impossible to design for the actor unless the designer knows who the character is. Yvonne Blake A costume designer has to fulfill many duties during the designing process of any production, but the most important […]