Melinda Cluer is a costume designer and stylist, currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

After completing studies in fashion and textiles at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, she spent three years living and working in New York and London. During this time she gained experience both in fashion and the performing arts, which validated her passion for costume and the role it plays in bringing a story to life.

Since returning to Australia, Melinda has worked as costume designer on a range of productions for upcoming filmmakers, while also pursuing her own projects in the areas of fashion and wearable art.


Commercials

2019 – Costume Stylist for E&S TVC
Television commercial directed by Robin Walters, Monster & Bear Productions – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Stylist for Paintback TVC
Television commercial directed by Sarah Hickey, Monster & Bear Productions – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Stylist for Respect TVC 
Television commercial directed by Sarah Hickey, Monster & Bear Productions – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Stylist for Ecosa TVC
Television commercial directed by Sarah Hickey, Monster & Bear Productions – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Stylist for Weight Watchers TVC 
Television commercial directed by Sarah Hickey, Monster & Bear Productions – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Stylist for Astound Annual Ryegrass TVC
Television commercial directed by Sarah Hickey, Monster & Bear Productions – Melbourne AU

2017 – Costume Stylist for Bertocci TVC (not yet aired)
Television commercial directed by Sarah Hickey, Monster & Bear Productions – Melbourne AU

Music Videos

2019 – Costume Design for “Wild Streak” by N.Y.C.K.
Music video directed by Jarred Osborn, Wildebeest Productions – Melbourne AU

2019 – Art Department Assistant “Everybody Here Hates You” by Courtney Barnett
Music video directed by Danny Cohen, Exit Films – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Design for “Heartbreak Club” by Jade Alice
Music video directed by Claudia Rose Holmes and Meg Duncan – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Stylist for “Don't You Know I'm In A Band” by Confidence Man
Music video directed by Schall & Schnabel/Julian Lucas – Berlin DE/Melbourne AU

2016 – Art Department Assistant for “Impact” by The Creases
Music video directed by Sophie Hayward – Melbourne AU

Television

2018 – Costume Designer for “Dee-Brief” Season 1 
Web-series written/produced by Jessica Pearce and directed by Sarah Hickey, Monster & Bear Productions & Ten Peach – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Designer for “Interface” Pilot
Web-series written by Shonty Fisher and directed by Jason Albury, Bear & Dog Productions – Melbourne AU

2016/2017 – Costume Supervisor for “Fresh Food People”, Episodes 1/3/6
Web-series written and produced by Nikki Tran – Melbourne AU

2015 – Work experience in Costume Department for “Downton Abbey”
Television series produced by Carnival Films / Masterpiece – London UK

Film

2018 – Costume Design for "Fun Times"
Short film written by Michael Llewellyn Bates and directed by Matthew Victor Pastor, Bear & Dog Productions  – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Design for "Land of Honey"
Short film written/produced Catherine Bonny and directed by Neal Engelbrecht – Melbourne AU

2018 – Costume Design for "Better off Dead"
Short film written and produced by Vanessa Crouch, directed by Sarah Hickey – Melbourne AU

2017 – Costume Design for "Welcome To Hades"
Short film written and directed by John Gilmore, Victorian College of the Arts – Melbourne AU

2017 – Costume Design for "Lieutenant at Arms"
Short film written and directed by Kerry Ann Foweraker, Victorian College of the Arts – Melbourne AU

2016 – Costume Design for "Runes"
Short film written and directed by John Gilmore, Victorian College of the Arts – Melbourne AU

2016 – Costume Design for “Sweet Dreaming”
Short film written and directed by Katie Escane, Victorian College of the Arts – Melbourne AU

2016 – Costume Design for “Apprentice By Blood”
Short film written and directed by Jason Albury, Victorian College of the Arts – Melbourne AU

2016 – Costume Design for “Man in the Moon”
Short film directed by Monique Mulcahy, Victorian College of the Arts – Melbourne AU

2016 – Costume Design for “Apartments”
Short film written and directed by Amelia Mullooly, Victorian College of the Arts – Melbourne AU

2016 – Costume Design for “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”
Short film written and directed by Claudia Holmes, Victorian College of the Arts – Melbourne AU

2015 – Costume Design Contributor for “The Great Unwashed”
Feature film directed by Louis Fonseca, Mangoose Films – London UK

Theatre

2017 – Costume Design for “Sweet Dreaming” 
Musical written and directed by Katie Escane, Melbourne Fringe Festival – Melbourne AU

2014 – Costume Design Assistant for “A Harlem Dream”
Dance performance directed by Ivan Blackstock, BirdGang Dance Company/The Young Vic Theatre – London UK

Other Work

2015 – Stylist's Assistant for Saranne Woodcraft
Assisted freelance stylist on editorial fashion shoots – London UK

2014-2015 – Sales at MISAN Fabrics
Boutique textile store serving London’s fashion and costume design community – London UK

2013 – Intern at Mandy Coon
Worked on research, design and production for independent fashion designer – New York USA

2011 – Design Room Assistant at Bonds Australia
Research and administrative support for design team – Melbourne AU

Education

2010 – Certificate of Textiles Design and Development
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – Melbourne AU

2009 — Advanced Diploma of Fashion Design and Technology
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology – Melbourne AU

Using Format