jemima penny



Jemima is a costume designer and stylist for stage and screen. She works between London and New York. She has a BA in Fashion Design from the University of Brighton and a Masters in Sustainability and Fashion from the London College of Fashion. 

Jemima has recently be focussing on her film portfolio and  'Slumber' (2017) directed by Johnny Hopkins, starring Maggie Q and Sylvester McCoy, was released in the USA in December 2107. She currently has three films in post production, Feature films 'Farming' (2018) Directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and starring Kate Beckinsale and Damson Idris, 'Stella's Last Weekend', (2018) directed by Polly Draper, Starring Nat & Alex Wolff & Nick Sandow,and short film 'The Quiet One' a music documentary about the life of Rolling Stone Bill Wyman. 

Other film credits include 'Minimus' also directed and written by Johnny Hopkins, which won best short film at the Chicago comedy film festival 2013 and 'In the Dark half', starring Lyndsey Marshal, Tony Curran and Jessica Barden,  directed by Alastair Siddons and produced by Southwest Films, and was shortlisted for Raindance Festival 2011.

Jemima regularly styles editorial shoots for Luxure Magazine, collaborating with photographer George McLeod on art direction and creative concept for some of Fashion's most iconic designers. Recent shoots include Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, Prada and Dior. Other Upcoming projects for 2017 include editorial shoots for Fendi, Chanel, YSL and Dior Couture.

Jemima began her career assisting fashion stylist Victoria Bartlett and design collective Three As Four in New York, USA. She worked on shoots for magazines including Vogue, ID, and Dazed, and assisted Victoria in setting up her label VPL, now a successful international brand. On returning to London she started working with several production companies styling music promos. Jemima has designed costumes and looks for wide range of bands, artists and celebrities, and in 2006 worked on her first major theatre production, 'Coram Boy' at the Royal National Theatre, designed by Ty Green and Melly Still. 

Since then she has regularly taken on theatre work as well as screen. She is an associate costume designer for Lightmap productions, collaborating with director Netia Jones on projects such as Alice in Wonderland & Where the Wild things are for the LA Philharmonic Association, and Curlew River for the Barbican. Her work as a costume supervisor includes productions of Richard III starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave for the Almeida, and Edward II at the National Theatre. Jemima was a long-standing Associate Costume Supervisor for 'Mamma Mia!' the musical, where she has overseen new productions in Seoul, Cape Town, Shanghai and across Europe. 

In 2010 Jemima completed an MA in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion. She undertook the MA in order to broaden her knowledge and because of her interest in the ethics and sustainability of design. Her MA was an investigation into how her work in the media can also support sustainability values. She has worked with designer Helen Storey, global brand Unilever, and the Ethical Fashion Forum, on projects in this area. Jemima styled the Iconic designers section of the 2008 RE:Fashion Awards and more recently exhibited at London’s Southbank Centre where her work featured in a showcase on the cultural response to climate change in January 2010, curated by Cape Farewell. 

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