LCF Global X Faith and Fashion: PC Williams in conversation with Reina Lewis
- Written byLondon College of Fashion
- Published date 06 December 2022
On 17 November, LCF Global co-hosted Faith and Fashion with Professor Reina Lewis who was in-conversation with PC Williams to explore the creative process behind PC’s BAFTA award-winning designs for We Are Lady Parts. This stand-out TV series (C4/Peacock) tracked a group of young Muslim Londoners as they formed a women's punk band. Written by Nida Manzoor, the show is funny, touching, and gripping - rebutting stereotypical depictions of Muslim women on screen and showing the diversity of Muslim life in the city.
PC Williams graduated from Central Saint Martins, UAL (CSM), and works across narrative moving image, advertising, fashion, and music. Her credits include The Baby (HBO/Sky) and Dreamland (Sky). Teaching for several years at CSM, PC continues to contribute to art and design projects within community to create spaces for young people of diverse backgrounds in the creative industries.
After reflecting on the development of the We Are Lady Parts character’s costumes, and how PC made sure to bring Muslim women onto her design team to work alongside the actors, Reina asked PC about the delicacies of staging religious fashion for the screen and if she felt specific anxieties or/and faced particularly high expectations.
Reina and PC also explored how best to foster diversity in the creative professions. How things have changed across the span of PC's career, thinking about where she is now as a successful person of colour. What sort of opportunities and pressures appear in this industry?
LCF Global X Faith & Fashion: PC Williams in conversation with Reina Lewis