For the women, I drew inspiration from Mennonite and Amish communities. The long sleeve and skirt hem lengths with the high necklines suggest a more conservative society. The only character that breaks this convention is Abigail, who has short sleeves and a lower neckline, as she is the most free spirit. In contrast to the women’s conservative silhouette, I designed the men with a modern suit silhouette. The suits are intended to show a power structure with men at the top and women at the bottom.
E.C. Mabie Theatre
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