First Glimpse of Poldark’s New Costume (And Without It…)

Poldark series 4 first look image reveals Aidan Turner’s smart new costume

Ross Poldark has smartened up as the famously-rugged star of the late 18th Century has opted for a buttoned-up coat with wide lapels and the addition of a waistcoat draped over the top. The look is sealed by a resplendent white cravat and classic bicorn. Nevertheless the opening of series four will see Poldark stepping out of … Read more

Ninya Mikhaila – The Tudor Tailor of a Stitch in Time

The Costume Rag meets Ninya Mikhaila, the historical costumier from BBC4’s A Stitch in Time who explains what it was like setting up her historically-accurate sewing firm straight out of college in 1994. We all love A Stitch in Time but what did we not get to see on camera? “Well, most of the construction process … Read more

Lookbook: The Miniaturist

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Many viewers were left disappointed by the ending of the BBC’s adaption of Jessie Burton’s novel the Miniaturist but costume fans were utterly absorbed in some incredible clothes from late-17th-Century Amsterdam. Johannes Brandt was clad like a handsome musketeer in an array of coats, jerkins and a wide-brimmed hat as if he had wandered out of a Rembrandt … Read more

Howard’s End: BBC Vs Merchant Ivory

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While BBC dramas have yet to disappoint costume-wise it remains that the new Howard’s End series faced a difficult task in matching the iconic 1992 Merchant Ivory production. One couldn’t help but notice how this excellent adaption actually emulated the film as much as the original story. Helen’s character played by Philippa Coulthard visually resembled … Read more