Amanda Nichols has forged a career creating characters, producing costumes for their wardrobes.

Prior to undertaking a Master of Fashion (Design) at RMIT University Australia, Amanda has worked as a costume cutter and maker with film credits including Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Australia’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’ and Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’.

As a recipient of the Winston Churchill Fellowship, Amanda further developed her expertise in corsetry and couture technique through intensive documentation of archival garments within the archives of the Victoria & Albert, Balenciaga and the Kyoto costume museums. Alongside this investigation, Amanda studied corsetry with a third generation corsetiere and undertook a position at a small Parisian atelier producing couture garments for Givenchy & Schiaparelli.

Amanda’s unique training within the worlds of feature film and haute couture has developed a multi-layered practice that interrogates the complex connections and intentions between them.

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