These costume designs are designed to aid the actor's movements: slow and controlled, as well as to express the character’s state of mind and status.
Lady Macbeth is barren, removed. She wears gloves to avoid contact with flesh. Her long sleeves allow her to hide objects and also easily conjure them. The murderers are dressed in puppeteer clothes (from Bunraku) and remain hooded on most occasions. Like executioners, you cannot see their expressions. Whenever they do lift their hoods, they reveal painted faces. Shoes are kept soft, and feet are often wrapped in cloth. Actors can slide across the floor, unnoticed.
I mixed Japanese and Shakespearean dress. To demonstrate that the invading 'english' army are a united force, I dressed them in red, as opposed to the uncoordinated uniforms of the ‘Scottish' army.