Gwyn Conaway is a member of the Costume Designers Guild Local 892. She’s a costume designer, fashion historian, and culture specialist living in southern California. Although she works primarily in historical and dramatic film, she also consults on costume simulation for major animation and gaming studios. She specializes in Marvelous Designer and garment model fit.
Considered an authority on the intersection between clothing and social psychology, Conaway is on the cutting edge of how the entertainment industry thinks about costume and culture as a visual language. She is often called upon to design and consult for conceptual projects in post-apocalyptic and fantasy settings. She was invited to give a talk at DreamWorks on fear and fashion, one of her particular areas of expertise. Conaway recently co-authored Talking Threads: Costume Design for Animators and Illustrators, set for international release through Design Studio Press in March 2020.
Conaway is faculty at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Her course, History of Fashion is the first of its kind. Geared directly towards entertainment design students, the class explores Conaway’s burgeoning expertise: building cultures for film, television, and gaming from the ground up.