Frankie Valentine aka Taryn van Kan, is a Melbourne based freelance designer, stylist and maker.
Frankie has spent the past fours years working as a costumier for such places as The Malthouse Theatre, Bell Shakespeare and The Australian Ballet. In this time Frankie has also worked as a designer, maker and stylist for a diverse selection of Melbourne’s most notable musicians and performance artists, not to mention a number of independent productions at some of Australia's largest arts festivals.
Known for her attention to detail and thorough research, her love of period costume and her equal dedication to the avant-garde, Frankie's reputation for fastidious and flawless craftsmanship is lived up to in every design and every garment.
Frankie now focuses on freelance design and making costume when she's not taking them off. If you would like your next costume designed and made by Valentine contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
• Baby Got Back - Designer, Stylist, Maker 2014- Current • Freelance Costumier for Solo Artists Including - MOJO JUJU, Vesper White, Ali McGregor, Karen from Finance, Philmah Box, Dolores Dacquiri, Willow J Conway, Ginger Leah Rhye, Miss Jane Doe, Clairy Browne, Kira Puru 2012 - Current • Kael – Tenderloins Productions - Costume Designer and Costumier April 2014 • The Boy Castaways (Film) - Wardrobe Assistant Dec 2012 • Bad Barber Shop Burlesque - Set and Costume Design Oct/Nov 2012 • Ministry of Dance - Showcase - Cutter and Costumier Sept/Oct 2012 • Dirty Queer Magazine - Sept Issue – Stylist Sept 2012 • Swan Lake - The Australian Ballet - Assistant Costumier August 2012 • Blood Wedding - Malthouse Theatre - Wardrobe Assistant July 2012 • School For Wives - Bell Shakespeare - Costume Coordinator May/ June 2012 • Perpetrating Blues (Film Clip) - The Brother Grim - Set and Costume Design April 2012 • Turandot - Opera Australia - Wardrobe Assistant April 2012 • Batgirl – Tenderloins Productions - Costume Designer and Costumier April 2012 • Icons - The Australian Ballet - Wardrobe Assistant March 2012 • The Jitterbug Club at National Gallery of Victoria - Costume Designer and Costumier August 2011 • Three Penny Opera 2 - Malthouse Theatre - Wardrobe Assistant July/August 2011 • Julius Caesar - Bell Shakespeare - Wardrobe Assistant June 2011 • Connected - Chunky Move - Wardrobe Assistant May 2011 • The Barons Of Tang Film Clip - Costume Designer May 2011 • Golem - Malthouse Theatre – Wardrobe Assistant May 2011 • Clairy Browne and The Banging Rackettes - Costumier for the four girls of the band with Camilla McEwan April 2011 • ‘Tis a Pity She’s a Whore - Malthouse Theatre – Wardrobe Assistant Jan/Feb 2011 • The Trial - Malthouse Theatre – Wardrobe Assistant August 2010 • The Jitterbug Club - Costume Designer and Costumier August 2010 • Human Interest - Chunky Move- Anna Cordingly – Wardrobe Assistant July 2010 • Three Penny Opera - Malthouse Theatre – Wardrobe Assistant May/June 2010 • Elizabeth - Malthouse Theatre – Wardrobe Assistant March/April 2010 • Optimism - Malthouse Theatre – Wardrobe Assistant May 2009