Libby Irwin

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Libby Irwin is a London based Costume Designer working in Film, TV, Commercials and Music Promos. Libby studied at the prestigious London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art. Libby most recently designed the feature Kindling directed by Connor O’Hara, which stars George Somner, Conrad Khan and Wilson Mbomio. Libby is currently designing another feature this year.

FEATURES / DRAMA

KINDLING 
Prod. Low Key Films
Dir. Connor O’Hara

CYN (Pilot)
Prod. Ballaskeig Films
Dir. Ben Desmond

CRIPTALES 
Prod. BBC
Dir. Ewan Marshall, Amit Sharma, Jenny Sealey
Nomination: Short Form Programme – BAFTA TV Awards 2021
Nomination: Outstanding Short-Form Series – Comedy or Drama – Image Awards (NAACP) 2021
Nomination: Breakthrough Award – Royal Television Society, UK 2021
Nomination: RTS Television Award – Royal Television Society, UK 2021

EASTENDERS 
Prod. BBC
Dir. Various

THE PERIPHERAL (as Costume Buyer / Fitter)
Prod. Amazon
Dir. Alrick Riley & Vincenzo Natali

THIS SCEPTRED ISLE FEAT. KENNETH BRANAGH (as Assistant Costume Designer)
Prod. Sky / Revolution Films
Dir. Michael Winterbottom & Julian Jarrold

ALEX RIDER (S2 – as Principle Costume Buyer)
Prod. Amazon
Dir. Andreas Prochaska & Christopher Smith

HANNA (S3 – as Costume Supervisor / Crowd Designer)
Prod. Amazon
Dir. Various
Nomination: Best Action Series – Critics Choice Super Awards 2021

RAY JAMES (as Principle Costume Buyer)
Prod. Apple TV
Dir. Various

THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER (as Crowd Designer / Supervisor)
Prod. Netflix
Dir. Augustine Frizzel

BRIDGERTON (S1 – as Principle Stand-by)
Prod. Netflix / Shondaland
Dir. Julie Anne Robinson
Winner: Outstanding Period and / or Character Hairstyling – Primetime Emmy Awards 2021
Nomination: Outstanding Drama Series – Primetime Emmy Awards 2021
Nomination: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Primetime Emmy Awards 2021
Nomination: Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment – BAFTA Awards 2021
Winner: TV Program of the Year – AFI Awards, USA 2021
Nomination: Excellence in Period Television – Costume Designers Guild Awards 2021
Nomination: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series – Directors Guild of America, USA 2021
Nomination: Best TV Drama – GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2021
Nomination: Visually Striking Show of the Year – GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2021
Nomination: Drama Series – Gold Derby Awards 2021
Nomination: Best Streaming Series, Drama – Hollywood Critics Association 2021

DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE (Key Womenswear and Childrenswear Crowd Puller/ Buyer / Fitter)
Prod. Carnival Productions
Dir. Michael Engler
Nomination: Best Ensemble – AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2020
Nomination: Best Costume Design – Awards Circuit Community Awards 2020
Nomination: Best Costume Design – Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2020
Nomination: Best Ensemble – International Competition – CinEuphoria Awards 2020
Nomination: Excellent in Period Film – Costume Designer Guild Awards 2020
Nomination: Outstanding Film – Wide Release – GLAAD Media Awards 2020
Nomination: Costume Designer of the Year – Hollywood Film Awards 2019
Nomination: Best Costume Design – San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2019
Nomination: Best Costume Design – Satellite Awards 2019

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL (as Daily Principle Stand-by)
Prod. Walt Disney
Dir. Joachim Ronning
Nomination: Best Fantasy Film – Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2021
Nomination: Fantasy Film – Art Directors Guild 2020
Nomination: Excellent in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film – Costume Designer Guild Awards 2020

OUTLANDER (S1 & S2 – as Personal Principle Stand-by for Caitriona Balfe)
Prod. Amazon
Dir. Metin Huseyin
Nomination: Outstanding Period Costumes – Primetime Emmy Awards 2018
Nomination: Outstanding Costumes for a Period /Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie – Primetime Emmy Awards 2016
Nomination: Best Fantasy Television Series – Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2019
Winner: Best Fantasy Television Series – Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2018
Winner: Best Fantasy Television Series -Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2017
Winner: Best Fantasy Television Series -Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2016
Nomination: Best  Television Drama – BAFTA Awards, Scotland 2016
Nomination: Excellence in Period Television – Costume Designer Guild Awards 2019
Nomination: Excellence in Period Television – Costume Designer Guild Awards 2016
Nomination: Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Series – Critics Choice Super Awards 2021
Winner: Most Bingeworthy Show – Critics Choice Television Awards 2016
Winner: Most Exciting New Series – Critics Choice Television Awards 2014
Nomination: Best Television Series – Drama – Golden Globes, USA 2016
Winner: Best TV Drama Series – Drama – IGN Summer Movie Awards 2015
Nomination: Best Costume Design in a Series – Online Film & Television Awards Association 2016

SHORT FILMS

GHOSTED
Prod. BFI
Dir. Duncan Roe

THE PICK UP
Dir. Izzy Fonseca & Sally Tantum

DOUBLE DATE
Dir. Benjamin Barfoot
Nomination: Best Effects – British Independent Film Awards 2017
Winner: Best International Feature Film – Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2017

COMMERCIALS

By This River: Vodafone
David Brown: Radio Times

 

EDUCATION

Wimbledon College of Art – BA Honours Costume Design

London College of Fashion – Art and Design Foundation – Costume Pathway

SKILLS

Costume design and illustration

Substantial Costume History knowledge, particularly from 1910-present day

Script and character break-down

Running and organising a large costume department in the UK and overseas

Costume buying and sourcing

Hire-house pulling / putting outfits together

Costume Fittings

Breaking down/ ageing costumes

Garment construction

Millinery

Fashion styling