Freeform’s newest psychological thriller Merciless Summer season, produced by Jessica Biel, was filmed in Dallas, TX and takes place over the course of three consecutive years within the ’90s. Starring Olivia Holt (Kate Wallis), Chiara Aurelia (Jeanette Turner), Harley Quinn Smith (Mallory Higgins), and Allius Barnes (Vince Fuller), the solid is stacked with expertise and the entire actors share a deep understanding of who their characters are. They labored with costume designer Taneia Lednicky (who additionally assisted on Friday Evening Lights, whereas we’re speaking highschool storylines), to convey their private evolutions from 1993 to 1995. The best way these 4 children course of these attempting, tumultuous years turns into so apparent by way of what they’re selecting to put on — and the objects they go away to gather mud.
We talked to Taneia, together with all 4 stars of the present, about collaborating throughout fittings, someway convincing them to reply the hardest questions we might consider. These run the gamut from “What’s an important outfit your character wears?” to “What did you steal from set?” and everybody was recreation to make clear the designer particulars. Not solely did we discover out the place Kate Wallis’s blue furry bag is from (you realize the one!), we had been delighted to find that the majority of Mallory and Vince’s clothes was thrifted and Chiara could not cease herself from buying Jeanette Turner’s Steve Madden wedges IRL.
Taneia chalks this group love affair with ’90s trend as much as a symbiotic solid and crew relationship. “They generously helped create annually’s appears to be like and frolicked contemplating the small print that led us by way of annually. We might take a look at reference images collectively. Generally they’d ship me concepts from issues they’d seen on-line. They saved me true to their characters!” she mentioned. Forward, discover out simply how in tune everybody was to the outfit particulars you might need missed.