The RISD Designers: Yiqian Tracy Jiang, Wolf Costume

Today we begin posting thoughts from each of the RISD students who are designing costumes for Little Red Riding Hood. We are grateful for their expertise, talent, and their enthusiasm for this unique collaboration.

Yiqian Tracy JiangDesigner of the Wolf costume.
Yiqian Tracy Jiang
Designer of the Wolf costume.

Background: Tracy was born in China, but has been living in upstate New York before coming to RISD, where she is currently falling in love with menswear design in the apparel department.  Tracy is very fond of cats and bunnies, although now has a new-found appreciation for wolves.

Thoughts on the collaboration: 

Dancers’ bodies are so uniquely beautiful and very different from the usual silhouettes we are used to working with in the apparel department.  I felt that working with Festival Ballet breathed fresh air into the curriculum, and it was great that FBP was so receptive to the concepts that were presented.  It seemed that the collaboration was successful and allowed both sides to be inspired by each other.

Yiqian Tracy Jiang is a Junior in the RISD Cut & Sew Costume Studio.

Sketches for the Wolf costume
Sketches for the Wolf costume

The design in progress
The design in progress

Back of Wolf Costume. Photo by Matt Francis. Design by Yiqian Tracy Jiang
Back of Wolf Costume. Photo by Matt Francis. Design by Yiqian Tracy Jiang

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One Reply to “The RISD Designers: Yiqian Tracy Jiang, Wolf Costume”

  1. Great in-process pictures and sketches. Your costume is fabulous! I’m glad you enjoyed the collaboration experience with the Festival Ballet dancers.

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