Executive producer Ron Moore says costumes for “Outlander” Season 2 will feature brighter colors and different fabrics as the story moves to France from Scotland. Producers appear to be gunning for an Emmy Award for the new costumes. Moore spoke to Zap2it after unveiling the costumes for fans last Friday at The Groove shopping center in Los Angeles, including Claire’s wedding dress, Jamie’s kilt and Jack Randall’s British uniform.
According to the official TheGrovela website, the costumes will be displayed until May 31. Black Jack’s costume is said to be Moore’s favorite. The costumes were all designed by his wife, Terry Dresbach, who is apparently a big fan of the books written by Diana Gabaldon on which the TV series is based.
Claire’s story continues in France in “Outlander” Season 2. Moore said the costumes will be “totally different” with “new color palette” and “different fabrics.” Fans will get to see the main female characters in “brighter colors” and they will be wearing a lot silk clothes with “elaborate embroideries” and hats.
Comparing the costumes of the two seasons of the show, Ron Moore noted how Season 1 had mostly “more neutral and earth tones,” while the costumes in the next season are said to be “more colorful.” The costume style in the next season will be “fashion-forward” and will be representative of the “bling” of Paris, a city that was supposedly the “fashion leader of the time.” Even the sets for the show will contain a lot of gold.
The next season will take the fans to the court of King Louis XV. The French aristocracy will be introduced, and the events leading up to the characters moving to the new country will be shown in the Season 1 finale slated to air on May 31.
The costumes in “Outlander” Season 2 are said to feel just as authentic as the ones seen in the first season, which featured the costumes of 18th century Scotland. Ron Moore explained the whole approach to the TV series has been to give the audience a “sense of reality” by attempting to recreate the sets and clothes of the 18th century and not try and make it “younger and hipper.”