Simon Costin

Set Designer

Simon Costin studied Theatre Design and History of Art at Wimbledon School of Art. Since leaving college in the mid 80's, Simon has worked internationally as an art director and recently curator.

He is known for the conceptually ambitious nature of his designs and collaborated extensively with Alexander McQueen both on McQueen's own line and Givenchy ready-to-wear and haute couture shows. His client list includes Hermès, Lanvin, Kim Jones, Maison Martin Margiela, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney, Gareth Pugh and Luella Bartley. He has been a long-term collaborator with Tim Walker.

Costin's artwork has been displayed in many exhibitions at venues as diverse as a forest in Argyll, the ICA in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His life long passion for folklore has resulted in the launch of the Museum of British Folklore, which aims to establish the UK's first ever centre devoted to celebrating and researching the UK's rich folkloric cultural heritage.

Simon Costin studied Theatre Design and History of Art at Wimbledon School of Art. Since leaving college in the mid 80's, Simon has worked internationally as an art director and recently curator.

He is known for the conceptually ambitious nature of his designs and collaborated extensively with Alexander McQueen both on McQueen's own line and Givenchy ready-to-wear and haute couture shows. His client list includes Hermès, Lanvin, Kim Jones, Maison Martin Margiela, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney, Gareth Pugh and Luella Bartley. He has been a long-term collaborator with Tim Walker.

Costin's artwork has been displayed in many exhibitions at venues as diverse as a forest in Argyll, the ICA in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His life long passion for folklore has resulted in the launch of the Museum of British Folklore, which aims to establish the UK's first ever centre devoted to celebrating and researching the UK's rich folkloric cultural heritage.

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