Allison has spent over 20 successful years in the film and fashion industries working as a wardrobe and costume designer on commercials, movies, music videos and stills. Initially based in Cape Town, Allison is now also available to work in the UK, Asia, Africa and Europe, having recently added London to her existing Cape Town and Nairobi bases.

extending local knowledge to global clients

By expanding her presence to Nairobi and the UK, Allison now offers international clients shooting in Africa the benefit of easy, affordable access to crucial local insider knowledge

her international presence means allison is now able to:

  • Meet with your international clients prior to their arrival in South Africa, in order to facilitate Mood Boards based on the Directors Brief.
  • Realistically inform your clients as to what wardrobe is freely available in South Africa, and assist, where necessary, in cost-effective buying in order to compensate for potential gaps.
  • Put together a realistic budget based on her unique understanding of availability and cost of wardrobe both in South Africa and abroad, and work within it.
  • Prep where necessary wardrobe purchases abroad and either fly out to complete the job, or hand over to her dedicated team in Cape Town.

allison has worked with numerous directors, including:

Joseph Kahn  | Tarsem Singh  |  Keith Rose | Romain Gavras  |  Peter Refle | Adam Berg  | Razneesh Ghai  | Nicolai Fugslig  | Cuba Kohak | David Slade | Trevor Robinson | Martin Schmid  | Brian Lee Hughes | Daniel Benmayor

her most recent work

A Topsy Pills commercial directed by Keith Rose – won a prestigious local Loerie advertising award.

Witkoppen “Kevin” from Velocity on Vimeo.