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Phoenix Mellow is a costume designer with a diverse background designing for film, TV, commercials, web-series, and music videos. Her eclectic costume design work is featured in films like Sylvie’s Love, a 1950s and ‘60s period film premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, TV series AP Bio, and Detroiters, and music videos including Katy Perry’s Hey, Hey, Hey, and Small Talk, for which she earned a nomination for a Costume Designer’s Guild Award for Excellence in Short Form Design. Mellow’s assistant costume design work includes the feature film Black Panther, which received an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Dark Phoenix, and the TV series Mad Men, Mindhunter, The OA, Man in the High Castle, and Stranger Things. Mellow has a passion for design, fashion, historical detail, and bringing characters to life through costume. Phoenix enjoys fashion illustration and continues to use sketching as outlet to express her work and creativity. As a designer, Phoenix is imaginative, energetic, and passionate. She fuses well with directors, producers, and actors to help build their ideas and her own onto the screen. Phoenix hopes to expand the appreciation for Costume Designers, by fabricating real and exciting characters that speak to all types of imaginations.

Phoenix Mellow is a member of

The Costume Designer's Guild, Local 892 as a Costume Designer, Assistant Costume Designer, and Illustrator.

She is also a member of the Motion Picture Costumers IATSE Local 705. 

Excellence in Short Form Design Nominee 

Katy Perry: "Small Talk" Music Video

"Costume designer Phoenix Mellow talks the process of making the iconic looks."

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"Costume Designer Phoenix Mellow has designed ornate, fashion-forward costumes drawing praise and recognition for her standout designs for stars such as Katie Perry, movies like ‘Black Panther,’ and most recently for her work with ‘Sylvie’s Love’ and Tessa Thompson in the Sundance Film Festival 2020 love story set in the late 1950s and early 1960s cool jazz era..." - Cindy Maram, Dig In Mag

"Star [Tessa] Thompson, serving up perfectly coiffed chic throughout in a series of immaculately tailored dresses and more casual but precisely coordinated ensembles (kudos to costume designer Phoenix Mellow), plays the titular Sylvie Johnson."

- Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter on Sylvie's Love

"Sylvie’s Love does not want for eye candy — Phoenix Mellow’s delicious costuming and Mayne Berke Thompson’s vintage production design see to that." -Jessica Kiang , Variety

"It’s an entrancing film [Sylvie's Love], from Fabrice Lecomte’s music, to the way Declan Quinn’s cinematography and Mayne Berke’s production design channels both the period and conventions of melodrama, to the way costume designer (Phoenix Mellow) and hair & makeup team (Carla Farmer, Angie Wells, Linda Villalobos) transform Nnamdi Asomugha and Tessa Thompson into 1960s movie stars." - Chris O'Falt , Indiewire

 "Perry’s new music video sees its star decked in period costumes with a contemporary twist (peep the metal-inspired Mozart t-shirt from the first scene)...Perry then adorns fashions that ooze Versailles elegance, complete with towering wigs and pastel patterns."

- Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly 





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