This week’s Cinéma de Mode brings to you the beautiful fashion film Girls on Bikes by Nehemias Colindres for the latest ready-to-wear collection of Berlin-based designer Antoniya Ivanova. The video showcases the perfect solution for fashionable Berliners riding their bicycle with this year’s peculiar weather patterns: A collection of stylish and unconventional raincoats that do not only let you look good on your bike but are also breathable, comfortable and suitable for every season. The fashion film reflects Ivanova’s elegance and simplicity, yet underlining the creativity and high quality work invested in every single piece. Enjoy some Berlin atmosphere and have a closer look at Ivanova’s beautiful rainwear collection after the jump.
For today’s Cinéma de Mode we want to show you the brand new powerful and passionate fashion film Kurze Pause by Berlin-based fashion stylist and film director Mudhar Al Khufash. Kurze Pause tells an intense and disturbing fashion tale through a highly sensitive combination of beauty images and emotional torments, which reflect Mudhar Al Khufash’s avant-garde visualization and artistic fantasy. Explore the clashes and diverse dimensions of Khufash’s latest black & white film, after the jump.
A few years ago the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen showed the Video for James Blake’s Limit to your Love in their showcase of selected music videos. When I watched this year’s selection I began wondering if Blake may have also produced a new video? And luckily along with his new album, he also produced a new little visualization of the piece „Overgrown“.
Today’s Cinéma de Mode brings you a fashion film by Andrea Deanesi & Luke Glover for the current 2013 collection SPIINE of jewelry label Mies Nobis. Founded in 2011 by Berlin-based Australian designer Millicent Nobis, the unique jewelry brand has always distinguished itself for its statement pieces inspired by animalistic shapes such as horns, teeth and bones, reshaped into abstract forms. In her latest collection Millicent expresses once again her sculptural and structural style through the avantgardistic design and distinct character of every single piece, resulting in an amazing collection of headbands, necklaces, rings and cuffs, all made of Sterling Silver. Have a look at Mies Nobis’ refined reincarnations after the jump.
Today we have our favorite label from Leipzig in our Cinéma de Mode: Howitzweissbach. They shot their latest fashion film for their 6th collection titled Icons in Paris. There is probably no better urban backdrop as the city of love. The new Spring/Summer 2013 collection is an homage to famous female icons such as Lady Di, Twiggy, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Gabor and Emilie Flöge. So it comes to no surprise that the designs incorporate a lot of iconic elements from various decades from the early to mid 20th century, all of them in a contemporary remix in shades of pastel green and beige, as well as classic black and white.
The film itself, shot by Moritz Freudenberg, has its very own character that seems to be independent from the theme of the collection. It combines the garments with the beautiful architecture of Paris, revealing the details with quirky and unexcepted movements and interesting angles. The colors of the city perfectly complement the colors scheme of the clothes, making this a visually perfect interpretation of the collection. Enjoy the film after the jump.
The latest episode of our Cinéma de Mode showcases the playful fashion film for the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection by talented London-based designer Emma Cook. The video perfectly captures the aesthetic of the collection, playing with the prints of the creations, integrating fantasy elements and reflecting its feminine attitude in a surrealist setting. The fashion film is a sequence of page turning scenes, featuring bizarre elements such as a man-eating dinosaur as well as a rose-spewing tiger, joined by a cheerful 1920s ragtime soundtrack and astonishing visual effects. Have a look at Emma Cook’s imaginary world after the jump.
photo: Melissa Hostetler
If you are searching for “Bonaparte” at Google’s Images Search, you will find nearly as much pictures of Napoleon as of our beloved Electro Punk band from Berlin. That really tells you a lot about Tobias Jundt and his crazy circus bunch! Now Bonaparte have released a new video for their song Mañana Forever. Check it our after the jump.
This week’s Cinéma de Mode brings to you the new fashion film by Front Row Society for the launch of their leggings collection for summer 2013. The cheerful dance film results from the collaboration of FRS with choreographer Kiani del Valle and motion designer Antonio Pedro and showcases 3 dancers moving in harmony while presenting the different legging styles. The collection features tribal and geometric prints of the winning designs of the “Your Tribe versus your Geometry” design contest and is definitely the perfect statement piece for the upcoming summer. Enjoy the video after the jump.
Today Berlin-based electro funk act Hush Hush released his brand new video Supernatural directed by Derek Howard. The retro-futuristic black and video dance video was nominated for the upcoming Berlin Music Video Award. Enjoy the video after the jump.
Last night was the final screening of the Oscar-nominated Short Films at Babylon Mitte presented by shorts.tv and our friends from Mobile Kino. Because of the 3rd anniversary party of Mit Vergnügen I had to choose between the animations and the live action shorts. I decided for the later and did not regret it. The five live action films were all amazing and I have to admit that I sobbed through half of the program as a lot of them were utterly heartbreaking. My favorite ones were the Oscar winner Curfew and Henry. Curfew is about a guy who sort of messed up his life and wants to commit suicide but gets interrupted by a call from his estranged sister enquiring him as a last minute baby sitter for her daughter. The film is heartbreaking and encouraging at the same time and has an amazing musical scene in it. Henry is a film about an old man, a pianist, looking for his wife who is supposedly in danger. But more and more he realizes that reality and his perception of the world around him don’t match.
As soon as those two gems get released online I will feature them in our Short Sunday section for you to see them. For now I have one of the animated short films for you that I missed in the screening: Adam and Dog. It’s an endearing story of a dog and his ancounter with Adam in paradise. Enjoy the lovely film directed by Minkyu Lee after the jump.