Flashing neon lights and mirrors form a striking setting for British director and screenwriter Edgar Wright's latest psychological thriller Last Night in Soho. The film, which recently hit Singapore’s theatres, stars Thomasin McKenzie as Eloise, a fashion student with aspirations of becoming a top designer, as well as Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Sandie, a hopeful cabaret singer.
The time-travel film features outstanding performances by Taylor-Joy and McKenzie, alongside stunning outfits and visually arresting sets. The glamorous production design, led by Wright’s long-term collaborator and production designer Marcus Rowland, recalls the vibrance—and the seedier moments—of the Swinging Sixties on screen.
Here, we delve into the film’s design details, which ranges from kitschy set designs to fluorescent fever dreams; we’ve also curated a selection of products for you to recreate aspects of the sets in your own home.
1. Vintage-inspired interiors
Eloise is an old soul, and it’s evident from the start of the film when viewers get a glimpse of her teenage bedroom in her grandmother’s Cornwall cottage. The walls of her bedroom are lined with Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sweet Charity movie posters amidst other childhood drawings and photos; a vintage sewing table and bright pink chair are amidst other antique pieces of decor; an old-school record player croons out A World Without Love, a 1964 hit by British pop duo Peter and Gordon as Eloise dances around her space.