a Japanese-American cinematic folk tale


Costume Designer

Laura Wong is a graduate of UCLA with an MFA in Costume Design, and her career began by working in theater. During her studies at UCLA, she gained experience with all aspects of costume design including research, illustration, draping and pattern making, millinery, aging/dyeing, and the art of collaboration. After grad school, she began her career in film and television, and has been working in the field ever since. She is a proud member of both Local 892 – the Costume Designers Guild and Local 705 - Motion Picture Costumers. As a costumer, she has had the opportunity to work on a wide array of projects, such as Jane Got a Gun, The Accountant, Key and Peele, Kingdom, and Interstellar. Regardless of the medium, she loves the process of telling compelling stories and creating characters through costume.

She is particularly passionate about the study of non-Western dress, and loves to work on projects that give voice to the underrepresented. Laura specializes in Japanese costume and textiles and has studied the subject extensively in Japan and in the United States. Past research has included photography of Tokyo street fashion tribes, traveling through Okinawa and Hokkaido to study the unique textile traditions of their minority populations, and the evolving role of the kimono in contemporary society.

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