‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Costume Designer Gersha Phillips on Creating Starfleet Uniforms for a New Era [Interview]
Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2019 by Monique Jones
This year, Star Trek: Discovery has given us a delicious mix of the old Star Trek storytelling traditions combined with a contemporary spin. With the mysterious Red Angel at the center of our characters’ past, present and future, everything feels like it’s coming around full circle. That circular through-line continues within the show’s costumes, which are just as nostalgic as they are futuristic.
/Film was able to speak with Discovery’s costume designer Gersha Phillips about her process, combining the old with the new. Phillips also focused on how the costumes help push characterizations forward, whether that’s including Terran influences, pulling from earlier costumes, or drawing from real world influences like Black Ops uniforms.