InStyle spoke to costume designer Mandi Line about putting her touch on the Freeform series’ final episodes.
In addition to having images of Lovecraft Country star Jurnee Smollett’s style “all over” her vision boards for Kat, Line turned to the Black Designer Database started by her friend, Judah and the Black Messiah’s costume designer Charlese Antoinette Jones. “I wanted to bring Kat’s strong Black voice to her wardrobe,” she says. “I created a book full of BIPOC designers to go to first, so we could put money back into the community before going to retail stores. It was a little tougher because we were filming in Montreal and nothing was open because of the pandemic. But we really wanted to go for it, and we did. At one point, Kat wears a shirt that says ‘Support Black Designers,’ and later in the season you’ll see her in a two-piece yellow outfit and on the jacket, it has the name of the first Black women’s baseball team from the early 1900s, which is a really cool story.”