To further enhance the concept, a colour palette and print was created to reflects the storytelling further. I know this play well and it contains much violence and bloodshed, which I wanted to portray in a beautiful way. This inspired me to research microscopic photographs of blood cells, in which I found the intricate patterns and shape of the cells fascinating. Using this imagery I developed prints by selecting elements of the blood cells, which I combined with an edited quote from the play, one which Macbeth says after Lady Macbeth’s death.
Due to the dress’ muted colours, the colour palette was kept limited yet meaningful and red was chosen to represent bloodshed, indigo for ambition, teal for clarity of thought and cream to keep an element of the original costume.