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Jemima Penny

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Jemima Penny
Costume Designer

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Jemima is a costume designer for stage and screen. She has a BA in Fashion Design from the University of Brighton and a Masters in Sustainability and Fashion from the London College of Fashion.

Jemima began her career assisting fashion stylist Victoria Bartlett and design collective Three As Four in New York. She worked on shoots for magazines including Vogue, ID, and Dazed, and assisted Victoria in setting up her label VPL. On returning to London she started working with several production companies styling music promos. Jemima has designed costumes and looks for wide range of bands, artists and celebrities, and in 2006 worked on her first major theatre production, 'Coram Boy' at the Royal National Theatre, designed by Ty Green and Melly Still.

Since then she has regularly taken on theatre work as well as screen. She is an associate costume designer for Lightmap productions, collaborating with director Netia Jones on projects such as Where the Wild things are for the LA Philharmonic Association, and Curlew River for the Barbican. Her work as a costume supervisor includes productions of Edward II at the National Theatre and she is a long-standing Associate Costume Supervisor for 'Mamma Mia!' the musical, where she has overseen new productions in Seoul, Cape Town, Shanghai and across Europe.

In 2010 Jemima completed an MA in Fashion and the Environment. She undertook the MA in order to broaden her knowledge and because of her interest in the ethics and sustainability of design, resulting in an investigation into how her work in the media can also support sustainability values. She has worked with Helen Storey, Unilever, and the Ethical Fashion Forum, on projects in this area. Jemima styled the Iconic designers section of the 2008 RE:Fashion Awards and more recently exhibited at London’s Southbank Centre where her work featured in a showcase on the cultural response to climate change in January 2010, curated by Cape Farewell.

Jemima's work in film includes 'Minimus' by director Johnny Hopkins, winner of best short film at the Chicago comedy film festival 2013 and 'In the Dark half', starring Lyndsey Marshal, Tony Curran and Jessica Barden. Directed by Alastair Siddons and produced by Southwest Films, it was shortlisted for Raindance Festival 2011.

For her portfolio Jemima chose our Loden theme which gave her the opportunity to present her stills and video work in a large format, allowing the detail and execution in her craft to shine through.

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