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Forgotten Women of Genre: Eiko Ishioka

By Kayleigh Donaldson
Eiko Ishioka Mishima Set

March is Women's History Month. And while here on SYFY FANGRRLS we celebrate women's achievements throughout the year, we're going above and beyond for the upcoming month with a limited podcast series called Forgotten Women of Genre.

In conversations around film, it is rare that production and costume designers are placed front and center. This part of the industry, so heavily dominated by women, seldom gets its dues, but we're here to change that today. 

Japanese production and costume designer Eiko Ishioka created some of the most striking and revolutionary clothes ever seen on film. From her breathtaking work on Bram Stoker's Dracula to the boundary pushing baroque madness of her collaborations with director Tarsem Singh, Ishioka's aesthetic helped to reshape the production and costuming standards for a whole generation of cinema, especially in the world of genre storytelling. 

Science fiction, fantasy, and all associated genres have finally evolved from a niche interest into a mainstream staple. But the women who have been instrumental in creating and shaping the nerdverse have largely gone unrecognized. Until today. Forgotten Women of Genre tells the stories of the women who helped some of the most famous fantasy worlds become a reality.

New episodes of this series will be released each day in the month of March, in addition to regularly scheduled episodes of STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS.

Subscribe to STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS and get these amazing stories in your feed all month.