Christopher Walken in ‘Made from Cool’ by Martin Werner
For our second special we have teamed up with this year’s edition of the Berlin Fashion Film Festival that is going into it’s third round next week on July 9 and 10. It’s impressive how the little festival has developed into such a big thing in such a short amount of time. This year they host several public screenings at the Arsenal Kino during Berlin Fashion Week on Wednesday where you can see fashion films with famous Hollywood actors such as Christopher Walken, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, and Jessica Chastain. Not bad, huh? You should get your tickets here. And to put a cherry on top they invited famous Russian artist Andrey Bartenev to give a runway presentation of his bubbely sculptural design performances at the award show on Thursday evening. That’s going to be a mad affair for sure. Some preview videos, more photos and details, and your chance to win tickets for the screenings after jump.
photos: Trevor Good
We all know it, Berlin has always been at the forefront of ideas and creativity when it comes to music and art, but I’m surely not alone believing that it’s about time for fashion design to steal the spotlight. Let us start taking the center stage today with some words about the brilliant Berlin-based emerging designer-duo Ade Velkon. This last April I had the chance to see their third mini retail collection exhibited in a Kreuzberg gallery before its official debut this coming summer 2015, and the overall concept truly captivated me. It’s a very ambitious collection, a mixture of sleek contemporary tailoring and sportswear inspired basics which comes in two neutral colours. It’s definitely a very wearable collection with incredible fabrics and relaxed fitting garments from silky dresses to basketball shorts. ‘Simple and in the details’, that’s what you get from taking a peek at the designs in the lookbook or at the intimate fashion film that accompanies the collection. Yes, I do like it a lot, and yes, I am really looking forward to seeing it out and about on the Berlin streets. Enjoy some promising Berlin talent and get your creative juices flowing with Ade Velkon‘s edgy style after the jump!
Berlin-based eyewear label Mykita has collaborated with cult label Maison Martin Margiela to bring out a collection of iconic sun glasses available in limited numbers in the Margiela and Mykita boutiques. For the release they commissioned directors Julien Soulier and Adrien Landre to create a wonderfully dreamy fashion film that you can enjoy after the jump along with more photos of the new collection.
I’m working for the Short Film Festival Oberhausen in my fourth year now and think I’ve been rather timid with self-adulation. But now it’s time and I want to point your attention to the short art in the Ruhr Valley. Not without current news of course! Those are the pride and joy of my colleague Jessica Manstetten. Nobody can compete with this lady when it comes to music videos! Each year she scours through the world of clips, seeking, sighting and stacking the top of the pops of the underestimated genre. In a three-day steady stare she and a commission select the best German works for the MuVi Award from submissions and select the MuVi International program from what they loved over the year. The selection for 2014 has been made and you can watch all German Clips online and Vote for the audience award since last week. A trip to the festival at the beginning of May, where the price will be awarded and celebrated with one of the legendary parties at the festival bar, is raffled among the voters…
In today’s Cinéma de Mode we have the prelude to artist Gabriel Shalom‘s new project Faces of N., an incredible video which questions the multiplicity of identity and the way clothes express our different personalities. The two-minute prelude portrays Nicole Roscher from the fashion label Von Bardonitz in her personal wardrobe dressing in front of a three-paneled mirror, which reflects a visual counterpoint of images of the different outfits. The video is an introduction to a new live audio-visual performance premiering this spring in Berlin. Check it out after the jump!
Today, our Cinéma de Mode brings to you the first ever & Other Stories‘s fashion film, Rendez-vous & Other Stories, a humoristic and fun short directed by Los-Angeles based filmmaker Wendy McColm. The film is a satirical story which confronts the cliché portrayal of female characters within the fashion genre by capturing the tormented soul of self-indulgent bohemian French actress and blogger Jeanne Damas who cannot decide which clothes from the & Other Stories’ summer collection to wear. Enjoy the playful film after the jump!
On this wonderfully sunny Spring day I have this beautiful poetic video titled Berlin, Berlin for you with a melancholic poem by Nehemias Colindres. Enjoy it after the jump.
In the latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode we have the interactive, motion-touch short film Mine directed by Tell No One and commissioned by Nowness. The two-minute magical fashion film stars five contemporary dancers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater engaging in a beautiful choreography by Paolo Mangiola. As the film progresses, Spring/Summer designer pieces are introduced, shifting from body to body in an elegant game of chase. Enjoy the fascinating short after the jump!
In today’s Cinéma de Mode we have the latest episode of i-D Magazine‘s series More Than a Model, which stars 17-year-old sporty schoolgirl and supermodel Rosie Tapner in the beautiful Berkshire countryside. The brilliant film directed by French collective AB/CD/CD and styled by Julia Sarr-Jamois, shows an extremely skilled Rosie playing Lacross in a Neil Barrett jumper, sprinting after the ball in a Nike look, hopping onto her horse in Gucci jodhpurs, and finally sitting down for tea in a Chanel twinset. Enjoy her sporting prowess in the i-D tutorial after the jump!
photo: Lea Colombo for Dazed Digital
One of the biggest – if not the THE biggest – highlights of the fashion world is happening today at 10:06h in the morning: The womenswear fashion show of Louis Vuitton for Autumn/Winter 2014-15 in Paris. The LV shows are not simply runway shows, they are spectacles with big impressive sets, stunning designs and the creme de la creme of celebrities in the front row. If you don’t believe me head over to Dazed Digital that have some wonderful photos of the last show that had glamorous escalators, a mary-go-round and a fountain. Of course it’s super hard to get a ticket, that’s why Louis Vuitton is also streaming the show live on their website as well as on a small selection of blogs such as ours. So if you want to be amazed by the latest Vuitton show, look no further than behind the jump for the live stream.