OUR BRUSH WITH ALIEN COVENANT May 15, 2017 12:12

Covenant crew land on a new planet

 In early January 2016 when Sydney was lost in deep summer, Cheryl and I embarked on our first expedition into science fiction headwear for Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant.

 Collaborating with costume designer, Janty Yeats and her design team, we were commissioned to create headwear for one segment of the movie. Our primary reference material being the work of French illustrator, Moebius.

Janty’s vision for the Covenant players was for stylish but practical work wear in the French Foreign Legion style, garments that could be worn while scoping the pristine wilderness of a newly discovered planet.

It was a natural choice to select moleskin and oilcloth as our base fibres, durable staples of Australian outback apparel.

With Moebius as our guide, we created a range of fitted explorer caps. Art finished with badges and metallic elements that themed with the explorer wear.

Covenant crew exploring the wilderness in Ridley Scott's Alien

Pictured are Katherine Waterson as Daniels and Michael Fassbender as Walter

It was a privelidge to collaborate with the British crew on this big feature film and be part of the Ridley Scott juggernaut.

 Delighted to see our headwear in action in the wilderness of New Zealand’s spectacular Milford Sound.

 Sadly many of the players in this plot come to a sticky end. However most performers like to go down well dressed.


HAT WEAVES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE August 12, 2016 16:56

HAT WEAVES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

In the lead up to the summer hat season I fill my studio with a range of straw hats in a myriad of colours, textures and patterns in preparation for designing my new summer styles.

I take delight in the variety of fibres, their properties and counties of origin…. then delight again when the right person turns up to purchase the hat.


ROSIE BOYLAN CHATS TO LIVING ROOM THEATRE ABOUT HER WORLD OF HAT MAKING May 12, 2016 16:47

ROSIE BOYLAN CHATS TO LIVING ROOM THEATRE ABOUT HER WORLD OF HAT MAKING

Rosie Boylan has built an amazing career out of hats. She’s created some of the most beautiful headwear you’ve seen for movies like The Great Gatsby, Australia and Moulin Rouge. Now, Rosie sells her creations from her shop in Newtown and continues to be kept very busy with private commissions. The Living Room Theatre is delighted to announce that in March Rosie Boylan will be one of the collaborators on She Only Barks at Night.


PNG BILUM HEADWEAR FEATURES IN VOGUE AUSTRALIA May 10, 2016 09:41

PNG BILUM HEADWEAR FEATURES IN VOGUE AUSTRALIA

Recently I have been been working with Bilum weaving communities in the Papua New Guinea highlands, developing handicraft products  for export, connecting regional co-operatives to international markets.


CELEBRATING NATIONAL DESIGNER AWARDS WITH MACGRAW March 24, 2016 14:29

CELEBRATING NATIONAL DESIGNER AWARDS WITH MACGRAW

“Collaborating with emerging Australian design talent keeps me in step with contemporary fashion, and has been one of my professional pathways since the 1980’s" says Rosie Boylan at hatsbyrosieboylan