QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 83 - Page 14

River Knights illuminated costumes created for ancient local ceremony T HIS SUITE OF BEAUTIFUL costumes was commissioned for the Riding of the Marches, an ancient ceremony in Musselburgh which takes place once every 21 years. Created by students on the BA (Hons) Costume Design and Construction degree, the designs were inspired by ‘Selene and her Court’ a carnival based on southern and northern renaissance fashions in Europe. The costumes blend synthetic material with modern portable lighting, ensuring an unusual visual spectacle for ‘River Knights’, the finale of The Riding of the Marches, which took place at dusk on the River Esk. ❒ 16 QMYOU / Creativity & Culture