It has been weeks since the announcement that popular actress Liza Soberano will be the next Darna and many are very excited to see the costume that she will wear. Will it be the one made by fashion designer Rocky Gatharcole?
On YouTube, PEP uploaded a video of an interview with Gatharcole, where he also showed his design for the new Darna costume.
“Ang dami nang designer na nagbigay. Parang nire-reconsider nila,” he answered when asked by reporters if his design will be the one to be used.
[Many designers submitted their designs. I think they are reconsidering it.]
Meanwhile, Gathercole shared some details on his design, which he said was based on Wonder Woman’s costume.
“Metal ‘yong star…. Pero leather lahat ‘yong pieces kasi nga ta-tumbling siya,” he stated.
[The star is made of metal…. But all the other pieces are made of leather because she will be doing tumblings.]
Earlier, Director Erik Matti shared that they want the type of costume that while the Darna Team opts to keep the iconic references of the costume, they are now trying to come up with a “functional costume.”
“Of course, nado’n iyong mga iconic references. But we’re trying to bring Darna to the modern contemporary setting and we want Darna to be progressive. So hindi lang siya iyong parang costume lang, gusto din namin na maging functional iyong costume na hindi lang siya pampaganda sa kanya kung ‘di may silbi siya sa superhero,” he stated.
[Of course, the iconic references will be present. But we’re trying to bring Darna to the modern contemporary setting and we want Darna to be progressive. So it will not only be just a costume, we want it to be functional, not just something that will make the superhero more attractive. We want it to be useful to the superhero.]
Watch designer Rocky Gathercole show his Darna costume design in this interview by PEP:
What do you think about his design?