FASHIONS IN FILM
Costume and Wardrobe Department Deliverables for Film and TV
Serving the film and television industry:
- In stock Sonam Dubal designer samples available for immediate purchase and delivery from showroom, MAISON SANSKAR, in lower mainland Vancouver, Canada on Bowen Island, a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay.
- In stock vintage and antique Central Asian embroidered and mirrorwork dress fronts, Asian costumes and caftans, and textile accessories – hand loomed scarves, stoles, bags also available from showroom.
- Requests available for Sonam Dubal multiples and custom orders with a quick turn-around time, 2 weeks depending upon volume and design, from his Delhi, India atelier: shipped DHL direct to wardrobe department.
- Showroom delivery by FedEx to film or tv production account number. Payment due on delivery.
- Samples available to take out on approval with a timeline of 48-72 hour return policy. No return policy on damaged or soiled items.
- Price points, current catalogue requests, detailed wardrobe close-up photos sent by Hightail folder.
email@example.com, (604) 833-6893 for inquiries, assistance, orders, private showroom appointments and fittings.
Film Studio Services
Linda Emond as Barbara in a comedy drama starring Johnny Depp, written and directed by Wayne Roberts.
Richard Says Goodbye
Richard Says Goodbye
Television Studio Services
Feb - July 2016, June - Aug 2017
Isabella Rossellini as Rita in Shut Eye – Sonam Dubal designer jackets, coats, capes and vintage silk ikat caftan. Gail Percy provided studio services to costume designers for selection of samples on approval and purchase, showroom fittings and running wardrobe production delivery of multiples.
Season 1, Episodes 1-10
Season 2, Episodes 1-10
Isabella Rossellini Is a Reason Enough to Watch Shut Eye
Shut Eye is an American drama television series created by Les Bohem, airing on the streaming service Hulu. It was given a straight-to-series 10-episode order. All ten episodes became available on December 7, 2016. Isabella Rossellini plays Rita, a crime boss matriarch dressed in Sonam Dubal coats, capes and caftans.
“I also play Rita with a great warmth. She’s a family woman, taking care of her grandchildren and the family. I think it’s even more devious, the fact that she’s beautifully dressed…”
- Isabella Rossellini interviewed in VOGUE Isabella Rossellini Is a Reason Enough to Watch Shut Eye
Isabella Rossellini sports fashion designer Sonam Dubal's design
Word comes in, that no less than Isabella Rossellini, the Italian-American actress, filmmaker, author, and long-time face of Lancome, has been sporting the exquisite handmade coats and capes of Delhi-based fashion designer Sonam Dubal. Rossellini represents the pinnacle of international cinematic aristocracy (not only is she the daughter of cinematic legends Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman, but she also appears to have dated / married a sizable number of cinematic legends herself, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, and Gary Oldman to name a few!)
"She spent a day . . . choosing her wardrobe from my Vancouver showroom, Maison Sanskar,” says Dubal. “And later when she came in herself and bought some for her personal wardrobe too, she kept saying it was too much beauty to take in at once, and that she wanted to buy everything in store," says the graceful designer, whose oeuvre is informed by the beautiful, handmade textured textiles of his Maharashtrian and part Tibetan/Sikkimese heritage.
And then, as evidence of his elegance, he is quick to share his success with his team. “The corner stone of my work traveling and being appreciated around the world is my representative, the anthropologist Gail Percy, wife of Wade Davis, the well-known Canadian anthropologist and photographer, who has chronicled the Amazon basin, and who had great faith in my work,” he says. “Isabella Rossellini is exactly the kind of woman I have always designed my clothes for,” he says, adding, “It’s quite amazing that she took to my collection in such a big way.”
Gail Percy studied anthropology at U.C. Santa Cruz and U.C. Berkeley. Her Fulbright doctoral research focused on Bedouin carpet weavers in Tunisia where she lived for 5 years.
Launched by Ford Models in San Francisco, Paris and London she has worked in fashion all of her career, most recently as North America Representative to ELLE Global Award designer, Sonam Dubal of New Delhi (www.sonamdubal.com). In 2016 she opened the art gallery and showroom, Maison Sanskar, in Canada.
Providing studio services to the costume department of the 2 season HULU tv series, Shut Eye, she sold a Sonam Dubal wardrobe of coats, jackets and caftans for actress and fashion icon Isabella Rossellini. (www.maisonsanskar.com).
She has lectured on textiles for National Geographic Expeditions and the Vancouver Art Gallery, and is former V.P. Sales, Tarsian and Blinkley, a social venture apparel company that provided women’s training and employment in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A 1990 alumnus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Revivalist designer Sonam Dubal's experiments with tradition have led him to combine and redefine traditional shapes since he started his label SANSKAR in 1999.
It was at this debut show in 2003 that his Indo-Asian collection caught the eye of the L'eclaireur store in Paris...
Dubal was soon invited by the Rosemont Australia Fashion Week in Melbourne in 2006 where his collection attracted a lot of attention. In the same year, Dubal earned the distinction of being named in the Top 50 Achievers in Global Mainstream Media in Fashion Category instituted by the University of Leicester Law School UK.
This was followed by "Echoes of a Nomad" presented at the Lakme Fashion Week Mumbai in 2007, which was very successful and drew the attention of eminent style writer Hilary Alexander. This was the year that hew was awarded the Elle Global Award for fashion.
Bitten by wanderlust, Dubal's collections are visual stories that seek to reconcile modern influences and traditional creativity through story telling in his embroidered jackets, wraps, coats and hand painted capes.
Apart from being celebrated for his work at stores like Ogaan in New Delhi, Bombay Electric in Mumbai and Amethyst in Chennai, he has also exhibited at the prestigious Asia Society museum store in New York in 2010 and in the winter of 2013 and 2016.
Writing about his collection titled, "Trailing the river goddess" International style writer Suzy Menkes notes that "his work has both dignity in the silhouette and subtle craftsmanship."
Fashion features director of Vogue India, Bandana Tewari further adds that Sonam Dubal treats his collections with the spirit of an academic using indigenous fabric.
Evolving his signature style, Dubal's latest collection is an extension of his intuitive process, working with traditional weaves creating a contemporary canvas with sustainable clothing at the Eco Fashion Week 2016 in Vancouver.