The Imaginarium Apparel

Clothing Designer Female Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom My MM URL:
Mayhem # 2561731

About Me

Hi, I'm Rachael Forbes; the designer and managing director of The Imaginarium Apparel. Having studied a performance costume degree I wanted to combine theatre led ideas and my intrigue in the darker aesthetic.
My designs are inspired by the amazing insects and amphibians around us and are intended to represent a little of their strange power and exoticism; translated into apparel with much consideration and workmanship that I hope you will appreciate.

My website:

Etsy Page:

I am looking for stylists, models and photographers who I can collaborate with on projects.

Featured Photographers:
Extinct Anatomies:
Towzie Tyke/ Jade Starmore:
Anette Schive:


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Featured in the Skinny Magazine plus interview: Aug 2013

Music Video: Panic Girl, 2013 - re-mastered/ collaborated with Massive Attack Team.

Fashion Show: Torture Garden June 2013

Feature by Queen Michelle on the Kingdom of Style Blog:

Front Page of I-On Magazine!, photographer: Anette Schive

Devolution Magazine feature, interview and front cover: Issue 30

Online Magazine feature for Fluster Magazine with photographer: Gregg Bucken-Knapp:

Featured in Dark Beauty Alternative Wedding magazine: Issue 10

SIE New Ideas Business Awards: 2nd Prize, Business start up funds.

The Imaginarium Apparel costumes showcased/ performed in at Gala Nocturna, Vampire Ball Brussels, 2011.

Shiv-R band member Wendy Crane: Performing in Neckpiece at Download Festival

Costumes showcased at Scottish Fashion Awards, 2010

Princes Trust business awards, 2010

Costume: Designing and making for Eric Maclennan, Feet First Performance.

Makeup/ Costume: Wearable sustainable Art Fashion Show: QMU, 2009

The Curious Collective: Devising, costume designing Street performance Mechanical Dolls, 2008-11
The Dresden Dolls: Performing, devising, designing costumes as mechanical dolls, supporting Amanda Palmer at the Spiegel Tent.

Costume Workshop: Ran a 3 day costume workshop teaching costume making techniques and using found objects, ending in a parade and fashion show through the city centre, 2008.

Music Video: Costume for Panic Girl, Director Reza Dolatabadi 2010

Theatre Costume: Into The Woods/ After Juliet : Lyceum Theatre 2010

Film: Performance, costume and MUA for 'Mr Z' 2009

Performance: Collaborated with music Artist James and the Puritan for performance at the Jazz Bar. 2009

Performance: Devised performance, costume and MUA support act for Vaudeville Cabaret Club. 2008

Rockness Festival: devised performance, costume and MUA for Mechanical Dolls, The Curious Collective 2008

Costumes featured in Metro and Evening News, 2008

Edinburgh College of Art: Performance Costume BA (Hons): First Class with Distinction 2004-8



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