The latest instalment of the Harry Potter franchise, directed by David Yates, is set to hit cinemas mid-November. With a war between magic and non-magical people on the horizon for these long-beloved characters, love and loyalties are tested. Renown characters Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander return to the screen alongside an array of new faces, including both friends and foes.
The film takes place in 1927, and costume designer Colleen Atwood was able to combine fashion references from the period with unique character-driven designs. Claudia Kim’s character Nagini dons a long dress with blue foil and sparkling netting which cascades down her body. We see her character transform into a snake in the films feature trailer, the costume playing on the characters tie to the devious reptile without appearing overly designed or comical. Each character provides a unique perspective on the fashion of the period. The costuming of Zoe Kravitz character, Leta, brings an aristocratic French flare to the film, with sleek designs which provide stunning and referential silhouettes. The fantasy films use of costume fits perfectly within the period of the film while giving enough unique design to keep the presentations engaging.