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Inside Costume Design for Film Candela x Natalia Aponte

Candela is a Dominican film directed by Andrés Farías where the lives of three strangers -A high society girl, a lonely lieutenant, and a drag queen cabaret performer- intertwine on the eve of a hurricane following the mysterious death of a young poet and drug dealer.


Natalia Aponte, one of our finest artists and the costume designer for this film, explored the complexity of each character to showcase through clothing their personalities and emotions.


Through an anthropological lens, Natalia achieved a stunning representation of the Caribbean aesthetic and its embodiment, a mirror of our culture and society.


From sketch to still, enjoy the fashion development of Candela’s costume design.


Watch the film trailer here.










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