“Can’t Ruin My Fun”by Jahan Lennon…alternate title “Aggressive hair combing and every single piece of clothing Daniel Palillo has ever made plus Underground shoes, strobes, fog and mirror effects”. Not that I’m complaining.
Category Archives: Fashion Film
I’ve been a bit behind on the blogging, so this is kind of late but here is some of the coverage I did for Alternative Fashion Week 2012 (At London Spitalfields).
This great video demystifies Chanel‘s classic little black jacket, showing it made from scratch in the workroom, from pattern to final jacket. I’m surprised Chanel was ok with this video to be honest, its a bit like airing one’s dirty laundry, showing a very expensive luxury garment being sewed on an industrial machine like other garments are made. But it’s nice to be reminded that luxury clothes aren’t woven from unicorn hair, sprinkled with fairy dust and made by elusive couture elves. Watch below;
I didn’t want to like Charlotte Free what with the whole dyed hair trend being really overplayed in fashion, but I guess I caught the fever. She’s great in this fashion film, which also has really cool sound design. Watch the film by Brian Kazez below.
Steven Meisel has yet again shot Prada‘s video campaign – this time for the 50′s-inspired Spring 2012 collection. Although Meisel follows his same (winning?) formula of weird music, slow-motion contrasted with rapid cutting, and lots of closeups on accessories, I’m not bored yet. This one is much more cinematic than his past campaigns, with a hint of a story this time around. Shot in a gas station with lots of shiny vintage cars to match their shiny vintage-style sunglasses, models give each other bad vibes, fix their makeup, and pose by their cars intimidatingly. As we girls do.
As promised, below is the video I shot and edited for Cecilia Seilern’s SS11 collection. I’m still dying over the black jacket and the trousers!
Check out Cecilia’s website here.
Below is a “making of” video featuring my awkward self;
I mentioned the Wong Kar Wai x Shu Uemura collaboration before (here). Here is the gorgeous accompanying film directed by the man himself. Those eyelashes! Those colours! The glitter!
“Wong Kar Wai is a ‘master of colors’, just like Mr. Shu Uemura.
Possessing a unique perspective on femininity, he has specialized in capturing the mystique of women. In collaboration with Wong Kar Wai, Shu Uemura introduces a holiday collection rich in emotions and atmosphere, with beautiful package decoration inspired by his special short film for Shu Uemura, “Mask”. With his distinctive appreciation of femininity and his signature style that is both nostalgic and hip, this collection emphasizes timeless elegance and poetic tones, and takes the Shu Uemura look to a new dimension”.
Here is a very clever music video for Duran Duran’s Girl Panic! shot at the Savoy in London. It features top models as members of the band, including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen.
I stared at this blankly for a whole minute before googling Wong Kar Wai to see if there’s more than one filmmaker with that name. But no, it is indeed THE Wong Kar Wai, the revered Hong Kong filmmaker responsible for In the Mood for Love and other fashion-heavy masterpieces, who has teamed up with Shu Uemura for a makeup collaboration.
I’m not sure how I feel about this except that it makes it even more clear that fashion’s love affair with film is only going to intensify.
Thoughts? Will you be buying?
I’m basing this opinion solely on the look of the set, (which includes a giant hamster wheel for models and a cage), but I can already tell that the Versace x H&M tv commercial is going to be amazing. Watch the behind the scenes below;
Below is a beautiful video of a bunch of Dior atelier elves creating a stunning gown. Watch it go from organza strips to the runway;
Are we excited?