The Fashion Hothouse Dresses “The Lobster”

The Fashion Hothouse Dresses “The Lobster”

At the Fashion Hothouse, we’re not big fans of bragging, unless we’re doing it, then we don’t mind so much. We’re delighted to announce that The Lobster, a dark comedy filmed in Ireland and starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, won the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. As well as seeing Colin Farrell looking far from his usual chiseled self, you’ll also have the opportunity to see some of our work on the big screen.

To help bring The Lobster to life, we made over 100 bespoke garments inspired by 1940s and 1950s American fashion in just over a month. Designed in two styles, halterneck and bowneck, we not only made the dresses but also graded and created the pattern.

The Lobster follows the story of a man searching for love in a near but dystopian future. It is set in a world where lonely individuals are sent to a hotel to find a mate. However, if they fail in this endeavor, they will be transformed into animals and sent to the woods.

The world of The Lobster is a strange one, while an oddly endearing place of high fashion (supported by our efforts in costume design), it’s strange to see any movie where Colin Farrell can’t find a mate.


The Fashion Hothouse is Ireland’s leading garment production company. Working with professional designers, students, film and costume companies, our services include garment development, grading, sampling, drafting and production.