The red carpet premier of Star Trek Discovery season two took place last Thursday and costume designer Gersha Phillips was interviewed by Trek Movie about her work on the show and the stylistic influences that Section 31 bring to the show.
Does Section 31 have a distinctive uniform?
Phillips: We do a couple of uniforms for some security guards and some other beats, I can’t remember exactly. I think we did a medical officer of some sort. But basically we just extrapolated from our Starfleet look, and brought it over and sort of gave it a black persona and adapted it to our Section 31 characters. So that’s the uniform look. But a lot of the characters in Section 31 are wearing individual clothing. They just wear, I guess, Section 31 streetwear (laughs) as opposed to wearing a particular uniform. So it’s really cool.
Some of the Section 31 pieces are some of my favorite things in the series, I just love them. And I think – we buy some things, we make some things, we augment some things, we sort of do a lot of everything to them and I think they turned out really great. A lot of directors—or not ALL the directors, because obviously you have to have a certain like for that type of world, but some of them have said that those are some of their favorite clothes as well, so I think it’s really cool. And everybody’s always saying, “What is that? Where did we get that? Where do we get that from?” so it’s cool.
Be sure to check back tomorrow as the second episode of the show hits UK TV.