"Sylvia's smart costumes continue the fun"
-Nancy Churin, Dallas Morning News
(For One Man Two Guvnors)
"Sylvia Fuhrken’s costumes are gorgeous and show the contrast of East versus West effectively. Fuhrken’s costumes are especially effective in “The Small House of Uncle Thomas” ballet sequence and in “Shall We Dance?”."
- DC Metro Theatre Arts
(For The King and I)
Creativity takes courage - Henri Matisse
Sylvia Fuhrken is a freelance Costume Designer and Costume Technician. She has worked all over the country on various shows and productions.
For Sylvia, design is an expression of oneself. She grew up watching old movies and was mesmerized by the costumes and clothes. This sparked her love and interest in the art of Costume Design. She loves to tell stories through clothing, taking audiences to different time periods and places. She looks to several sources for influence and inspiration. Artists like Zac Posen, Ulyana Sergeenko, John Galliano, Dolce and Gabbana, Valentino, Elie Saab, and Alexander McQueen have all had an effect on her personal taste and style. She also looks to fine artists for inspiration. Some favorites are: Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Henri Matisse, Picasso, Manet, and Rauschenberg.