Shorts are all the rage, and these are the ones to feast your eyes on.
Balade Sauvage by François Demachy
MIU MIU “SUBJECTIVE REALITY”
“BLOWUP” BY IGOR STEKOLENKO
Award for Best Use of Music and Cinematography
This is the work of Kiev-based director and producer Igor Stekolenko. DOP Denis Lushchik’s vimeo page is delicately filled with other works including LAKE 2014/Broken Beauty, with one of the partners being Elle Ukraine. Both films were produced for LAKE, a Ukraine based fashion brand which first introduced its first collection in 2008.
In a very short space of time, what Stekolenko and Lushchik have created, is a stunning feast for the eyes.
IMMORTAL GAME (Fashion Cut)
Immortal Game is an older one. Inspired by the famous 1851 chess game (between Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky) of the same name, it presents a rustic, fade-in-filled, female fuelled short. Black and white is sometimes joined by hints of colour where a woman in Columbia, transforms herself into chess pieces in all its subtitles.
The film was part of a project which premiered at the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival (North America), and went on to win best creative concept and Best Art Direction at the Miami Fashion Film Festival, and also won Best Make Up and the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa Fashion Film Festival.
Making-of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2015/16 Haute Couture Collection
It is now the season of pumpkin spiced lattes and Fall-Winter collections to embellish our bodies and fill our closets. Though this was posted a month ago, it remains a firm favourite for atelier-to-catwalk films, and fits perfectly into the season.
Ward MMXV (from wedge and lever)
“A short film exploring the relationship between Icons, silhouettes and the objects they inspire. There can be heard the great song of the constellations.“
-Wedge & Lever
There is something deeply evocative about this piece. Carefully curated and executed beautifully, it may appear a little stark, but beneath the grey and white, is something modernistic and thoughtful. Are we looking at products? Are we looking at todays culture? Where does beauty lie? Are we looking at craftsmanship and desire?
The making of an Upton belt, underlies all the imagery which all become stills which appear on the Upton site lookbooks. The film, whether purposeful in this or not, delves into the question of what luxury means today and in part, shows us what we buy into.
BFFF15 WINNER: Crème Caramel- Canada
BFFF15 WINNER: BEST FASHION FILM AWARD/BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN/BEST USE OF MUSIC/BEST IDEA
This is on the verge of being a feature film and takes place, as part three in the #DefineBeauty series, doing so beautifully. It has made a nice spot for itself in the industry in this mid-century, explorative piece like a coming-of-age tale, where the innocent meets the erotic.