Lola Clavel Profile at Workshop

Lola Clavel is a Sydney-based fashion | costume designer from Paris. She designs and creates costumes for live shows, musicals, cinema, TV show, opera and ballet

Education

Passionate about costume design and making, she focused on art history and applied arts as her school majors in Bordeaux before moving to Paris to study costume making.

She then spent four years in Paris to build up her costume making skills. She studied at the technical schools, La Source, and Lycée Paul Poiret.  

Lola finished her last year of training at the notable Paris Opera House. She was employed as an apprentice in the tailoring department of Paris Opera House in collaboration with Association Formation Tailleur. She improved her skills in menswear and custom-made suits.

Career

Paris

Lola worked in Paris Opera House. She took part in Eliogabalo, Platée, La Sylphide, Sleeping beauty, Palais de Cristal (Symphony in C), and other opera and ballet productions.

Apart from her main duties at Garnier Opera House, she also worked in other productions in theatre, cinema, television, and live shows with other Parisian and international production units. She participated in the costume making development of Versailles (TV series), Beauty and the Beast 2014, The Age of Reason 2015, Neo Versailles, From the Future with Love, Au Bord de la Fontaine, etc.

Sydney

Lola moved to Sydney after eight years of Parisian sojourn. She worked as a hand sewer in the workshop of Leah Da Gloria, a recognized Australian bridal dress designer.

Custom Made Clothing workshop in Darlington, Sydney 

In fall 2018, she started her own workshop in Darlington to offer her custom-made clothing service and on-demand prototype design. She worked with Australian artists to develop custom-made clothing in Eurovision 2019, Australia Day 2019, A Star is Born Tour 2019 and Cry-Baby.

Lola is on IMDb, UniFrance.

Photo by Dorota