#studio21 Vicky Baker
Vicky worked in the field of Theatre, Film and Dance, as a costume maker and latterly designer/maker, for over 14 years where she worked with a wide variety of designers and directors. She has made costumes for such film actors as Glen Close, Julia Roberts, and John Malkovitch. Her film work has included Angela’s Ashes, Love and Rage, Serpent’s Kiss, Moll Flanders, Mary Riley Roan Inish, Playboys.
Her Dance work has included work for: Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Ballet Company, Scottish Ballet, Motionhouse, Women’s Playhouse Trust, Shobana Jeyasingh, Yolanda Snaith, Sankalpam and also for Television Dance on Four. From 1997 until 2002 she designed and made for Indian classical dance.
Theatre work has included productions for The National Theatre, The Barbrican Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Tara Arts, Red Shift Theatre, The Young Vic, and several West End productions, in Sweden and in Holland, where she made work for Sir Elton John’s Aida, designed by Joop Van Den Ende.
Since 2002 she has moved away from Theatre work and has continued working mainly in Textiles, as a designer and maker. Some of her extensive knowledge of garment construction led to visual ideas on form and texture which Victoria has absorbed into her recent designs for bags, which have a line which is reminiscent of the bodice and the curve of the waist. “Shape has always played an important part in theatrical costumes and when making a costume, I have always used a layering technique which makes it strong and durable and this has influenced the technique which I apply to my handbag making”.