COSTUME DESIGN

Ajna Kenning is a San Francisco based local artist originally from Prague, where she designed and hand made theme costumes for dance groups, theater companies and different performing artists.
Ajna creates different theme costumes from 1999. 
Her passion are native tribe dresses of Gypsies, Polynesian dresses, but loves European history, so lot of her dresses reflects the time periods of gothic, renaissance, baroque and rococo to 1920's.
Her obsession with dresses reflects in her art work. Ajna creates different fantasy and fusion style, plays with Japanese kimonos, Chinese fabrics, Middle Eastern designs and beyond. 
Ajna creates from scratch, often inspired by a piece of fabric or jewel. She makes Japanese origami crowns and collages or kanzashi flowers.

NEED HELP AT PHOTOSHOOT?

Styling, art consultations and photoshoot assistance for artists, models and dancers or help photographers work with models.

 

COSTUMES, DECORATIONS & PROPS ON DEMAND

Ajna will help you choose your perfect style and build a costume based on your need that. 

Whether you want a consultation or make a custom made costume, happy to help out.

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Gothic
Gothic

Cotte and surcotte. 14th century inspired dress for dance performances Trn v oku DC www.trnvoku.cz

Renaissance
Renaissance

Eleonora di Toledo, 1540 dress reenactment. Hand embroidered.

Traditional Indian dress Sapera
Traditional Indian dress Sapera

Sapera Kalbeliya tribe dresses. Full sets: hand embroidered skirt, top, head dress, belt.

Can can costumes
Can can costumes

Cabaret costumes for ArtDance DC www.artdance.cz

Cabaret
Cabaret

Cabaret costumes for ArtDance DC www.artdance.cz

Tahitian dance costumes
Tahitian dance costumes

Ori Tahiti set. Pareo, bra, feather head piece

Tahitian dance costumes
Tahitian dance costumes

Aparima dance costumes. Full set for Polynesian dance

Tahitian dance costumes
Tahitian dance costumes

Tahitian dance costume from raphia for dancers or theme dressed hostesses.

Gypsy costume
Gypsy costume

Custom made Gypsy dance costume. Top, lace top, two skirts. One red silk, top black skirt with hand painted roses on red silk.

Tang dynasty China
Tang dynasty China

Chinese costume inspired from the wear of Tang dynasty 9th century Trn v oku DC www.trnvoku.cz