The popularity of the excellent BBC series ‘Gentleman Jack’, led to many requests for ‘getting dressed’ film from that era.
The 18th century travelling outfit known as a Brunswick is practical and elegant. To find out more about it see our ‘Getting Dressed in the 18th Century – Brunswick’ Film:
In the early summer of 2018 we made a short film on the dress of working women in the 18th century using haymaking as an example of hard work, and the lovely wildflower meadows of Kingerby Beck, in Lincolnshire, as our location.
The finished film, which stars Liv Free and Bex Holland, can be seen below:
The Women’s Land Army did a remarkable job during the Second World War, replacing the male workers who had been called up to fight. In a war when it was the determination of the Nazis to starve Britain into submission, the work of the WLA or Land Girls kept Britain from starvation.
The latest in our series on the history of dress starred Holly Turner, Jasmine Clark, Laura Jane Johnson, Bryony Roberts, Victoria Louise Newman, Estella Platts and Aimee Tyas.
The Director and Cinematographer was Nic Loven, Costume by Pauline Loven, Costume Assistant, Jasmine Clarke.
Many thanks to Dave Woolerton the owner of the vintage MinneMoline tractor.
WLA Stockings were knitted by Sally Pointer.
The history of dress is punctuated by periods of rapid change, especially for women’s dress. This is one such period.
Starring Hannah Gaskell, Charlotte Halse and Sophie Halse
Director and Cinematographer Nic Loven, Costume Pauline Loven, Hair and makeup Emily Johnson.
Filmed at Lincoln’s Arboretum and in a house overlooking it.
The knitted cardigan was created by Sheila Cunnea and the knitting patterns are all available in the Centenary Stitches knitting book by Elizabeth Lovick.
Another in our series of films on the history of costume, this one is on the clothing of a wealthy woman in 17th Century Holland. Watch to the end!
Starring Hannah Douglas, Sarah Whitehouse and Anthony Webster.
Director and cinematographer Nic Loven, costume Pauline Loven, hair and make up Liv Free, costume assistant Kelly Clark.
This was filmed at Gainsborough Old Hall in Lincolnshire.
The shoes were handmade by Kevin Garlick Shoes
The knitted stockings were made by Sally Pointer
The brazier and Delft tile were made by Andrew MacDonald, The Pot Shop, Lincoln
The Earrings were created by Parures de Lumières
This short film on the uniform and role of the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) Nurse during WW1 reached a million views in its first week:
Actress Tiffany Haynes, Directed by and cinematography by Nic Loven, Costume by Pauline Loven, Assistant, Jasmine Clark.
It was filmed, in part, at the former VAD Hospital, now known as Stanhope Hall, in Horncastle in Lincolnshire.
We have just finished filming ‘Getting Dressed in the 18th Century – Gentleman’, for Lady Lever Art Gallery, National Museums of Liverpool. The film will be part of a new exhibition on costume and is a companion to the ‘Getting Dressed in the 18th Century’ film on a wealthy woman’s attire we made earlier.
The film is currently in post production and the music is being composed by Chris Gordon.
Here are some taster screen grabs:
The location was South Ormsby Hall in the Lincolnshire Wolds, and it was blowing quite a blizzard the day we filmed. However, were fortunate to reach the hall on time and all the crew get home again before the roads were blocked. This photo (below) is by set photographer Adam Fielding:
The film was directed by Nic Loven, the cast were Philip Stevens (Gentleman) and John Males (manservant), the costume was by Pauline Loven, the production assistant was Adam Fielding and the dresser was Kelly Clark.
We have just filmed a sequence on ‘Getting Dressed in the 14th Century’ – the century when it is considered that fashion began. The film has just been released on Crow’s Eye Productions YouTube Channel.
Below: Screen grabs from the film:
Director: Nic Loven, Production Assistant: Lilli Stoddart, Actors: Kirsty Hannah and Lucy Sherre Cooper, Costume: Pauline Loven, Hairdressing Anita Cudbertson, Location: The Saxon House.
‘Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it, Not a penny was there in it, Only a ribbon round it’.
Have you ever wondered how you could lose a pocket?
Starring the Gordon family: Matilda Gordon, Robyn Gordon and Louie Gordon, with their mum, Lucy Gordon.
Music by Chris Gordon
Director, Nic Loven
Costume, Pauline Loven