Costume Designer Lara de Bruijn was born and raised in the culturally rich Canadian city of Winnipeg, where her love and training in all things theatrical began.
She moved to New York for Graduate School at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Design for Stage and Film. A dedicated lover of theatre and opera, it took a theatre director to swing her over to design her first feature film, The Good Catholic, which premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival where it won Best Independent Feature Film. From there she extended her love of the live arts to the world of filmmaking.
Her ever-evolving love for the craft of design is still grounded in collaboration, text, and character. Each project starts with deeply diving into a text and being inspired by imagery in flora, fauna, a wealth of art history to inspire the palettes, textures and shapes of character and clothing.
Lara has an unbounded love and passion for the richness in storytelling through character and is unapologetically dedicated to keeping alive the art of theatremaking in all genres.