Services for Professional Designers
Costume designers who work in other parts of the country might not be familiar with all of the fabric stores, New York costume shops, and other resources available in New York City. Even if you've been here a couple of times and think you know your way around, you'll be surprised at the places a Seek costume designer will show you!
A New York costume design professional will guide you around the city via public transportation and/or cab, and take you to the stores and sources best-suited to your particular project.
All of our assistants have a background in fabric swatching, shopping, and assisting for Broadway, regional theatre, opera, TV, or film, and are fully qualified to serve as a second (or third, if you're bringing your own assistant on the trip!) set of eyes. They can also assist in carrying packages and help to arrange shipping if you plan on mailing purchases back to your home turf.
Virtual Costume Design Assistant
Our virtual costume design assistants can track down only-in-NYC items, or go directly to a store or rental house to view garments in person. They can swatch fabrics, collect color cards, or buy an extra yard of that trim that you thought you had enough of.
All of our assistants have a background in costuming for theatre, opera, or TV/film, know their way around the NYC Garment District, have extensive shopping and swatching experience, and are fully qualified to make design decisions or provide a second opinion. Have purchases shipped directly from stores or rental houses, or let us send them to you via your preferred shipping company.