Melanie Planchard is a freelance costume designer who has been working in the fields of film, theatre, performance and dance since 2011. Melanie knows that ‘visuals’ are essential to get the message of a performance across to the audience. She enjoys working closely with choreographers and directors to create designs that are relevant and meaningful. She believes that designs should not be autonomous and decorative and only make sense on stage with the performers.
After her BA in “Fashion Design” from the Haute Ecole Francisco Ferrer in Brussels, she received a Masters degree in “Costume Design for Performance” from the University of the Arts London. During her master program she received a scholarship for artistic studies from the Auguste Van Werveke-Hanno Foundation.
She designed and made costumes for Juliette Films (LU), Amour Fou (LU), Trois CL (LU), Philharmonie Luxembourg (LU), Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg (LU), Théâtre d’Esch (LU) and Tate Modern (UK), Théâtre National du Luxembourg (LU), Rotondes (LU).
She has recently won the stART-up fund of the “Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grand-Duchesse Charlotte” and is preparing in collaboration with the photographer Martine Pinnel a costume photo exhibition.
Photo © Martine Pinnel