Sharen Davis speaks to The Emmys about her work recreating feudal Japan for Westworld

The designer says her time on set was a whirlwind of designing kimonos and Japanese military uniforms, traditional costumes for Samurai and vestiges of clothing that, while eastern, still evoked a Westworld sensibility.

“We used a color palette that in many respects matched the palette from the western world of Westworld.” An example was when Maeve [Thandie Newton] dresses in a kimono, the material’s silver background dappled with crimson flowers evoked the character’s earlier saloon dresses. “Those colors don’t exist in traditional Japanese kimonos.”

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