As the scene opens, we're enveloped instantly by something that's lonely and has been left to wither away and decay. Forlorn and alone, we see Bishi's back turned to the camera as she walks down an inner lane of a village inviting dusk. She joins a congregation of young and old widows in a prayer room, all dressed in white saris and at different points of degeneration. They look dusty like old objects. There is a transition and an explosion of color with a celebration in the streets of a small village where there's confusion as well as excitement among its dwellers in the novelty of the few 50 widows that reluctantly and joyously (secretly) mingle around and amongst the village people. With smiles that they've finally broken into, covered in Holi color and Manish Arora's vivid clothes.
We now understand that the forgotten women are part of the community again. But only for a short while. Bishi is then captured and sits in a small boat in a lake, rowed by a single small man, half her size. He cannot fathom why she sings an inaudible melody. She is dark, strong, and her eyes along with her voice are like two in a band show after a long journey.
The director, Bharat Sikka grew up in India and worked there as a photographer before studying at the Parsons School of Design, NYC, where he earned a BFA in Photography. Establishing a fine art approach to the field of photography, Bharat documents contemporary visions of India. His portfolio consists of environmental portraits of Indian men, urban landscapes in India, and a personal project on his family. Since his first exhibition, "Indian Men", at The Artist's Space in NYC, his work has been featured in numerous national and international exhibitions, including one at the National Museum of India (2008). Bharat has also contributed to publications such as The New Yorker, LD, Time, W Magazine, Vogue, Vogue Homme, International, and Details. Bharat now lives and works between Europe and India.
NΙΧΟΝ becomes the perfect meeting point for all fashion and cinema
lovers. For four days films will be screened, curated by the talented
costume designer, photographer and blogger Filep Motwary, summarizing the core meaning of fashion, its influence on cinema.
From iconic masterpieces such as The Hunger (1983) starring David
Bowie and Catherine Deneuve, to documentaries dedicated to the lives and
works of Helmut Newton, Jean Paul Gaultier and Diana Vreeland, the
event summarizes the multidimensional nature of the fashion business.
Fashion persona Diane Pernet, the godmother of the first worldwide established fashion film festival ASVOFF, compliments FASHION ON SCREEN
with eight award winning films from all the editions of ASVOFF,
featuring works by Erwin Olaf, Elisha Smith-Leverock, Jason Last,
SølveSundsbø, Suzie Q & Leo Siboni, Jessica Mitrani, Monica Menez
and Bharat Sikka.
Fashion journalists, photographers and bloggers from all around the
world will be invited in this four-day fest, whose purpose is to promote
the industry of Greek Fashion, as well as rejuvenate the interest of
people in it and give creative “food” for thought.
Fashion Workshop meets Filep Motwary, Fashion meets Cinema, and Athens becomes their city break.
FASHION ON SCREEN. Get involved. Be inspired.
*The opening day of FASHION ON SCREEN will take
place on Wednesday 13 November 2013, at 19.30, with the screening of
“White Drama: Comme des Garçons” byAntoine Asseraf and “The Hunger” (1983), followed by an
invitation only the Fashion On Screen Opening Party at 21.30.
Simultaneously, there will be a screening of “Fashion in Film”, a
montage by Filep Motwary featuring glorious moments from the history of modern cinema.
FASHION ON SCREEN will take place at NIXON Screening Room: 61B
Agisilaou Str. in Keramikos, Athens, from 13 to 16 of November 2013.
The entrance to all screenings is free, with a limited number of seats.
Book your seat online by clickinghere.
FASHION ON SCREEN is a non-profit event for educational purposes.
Poster photo courtesy of Sølve Sundsbø / The ever changing face of beauty / W magazine / P&G PRESTIGE”
For the first time ever, the 6th edition of ASVOFF will visit Antwerp on October 15th and 16th, 2013, after its launch at Centre Pompidou from October 11th until 13th.
Founded in 2008 by the internationally acclaimed fashion critic and video journalist Diane Pernet, A Shaded View on Fashion Film (ASVOFF) is the world's first annual festival dedicated to fashion films. A
SVOFF is not only a competition of short films about fashion, style, beauty but also a traveling international event showcasing feature films, documentaries, conferences, performances and installations.
ASVOFF6 ANTWERP is organized in collaboration with MoMu, Fashion Museum province of Antwerp and Antwerp. Powered by Creatives and will take place at AMUZ, situated in and around the 17th century baroque St. Augustine Church, located in the centre of Antwerp. The building combines an impressive historical setting with all the technical features of a modern concert hall.
Les Stars by Serge Lutens, 1973, Copyright: Serge Lutens
The programme includes a selection of short movies selected from the ASVOFF6 edition around the theme of DREAM. Highlights in the selection include ao 'Les Stars' directed by the prolific image-maker Serge Lutens, fashion and film icon Daphne Guinness starring in 'Shakki' directed by emerging French director Julien Landais, 'Sister Act' directed by Ellen von Unwerth, etc.
Together with the ASVOFF-festival, MoMu will present MOMU3, a series of 3 fashion films in collaboration with Bulo, created by Antwerp photographer and artist Frederik Heyman in which he infuses a selection of historical and contemporary silhouettes from the rich collection of the MoMu with digital life by using 3D scans and manipulations.
AMUZ, Kammenstraat 81, 2000 Antwerp
Tuesday, 15/10, from 7PM until 11PM (invitation only)
Wednesday, 16/10 from 7PM until 11PM (free entrance)
(free festival, but registration is required
More info www.momu.be and www.asvoff.com
"The video was shot last month on location in Tirol and Südtirol and features a selection of some of the most interesting up and coming designers of the past year including
Satu Maaranen the winner of Hyeres
Damien Ravn a Hyeres finalist
Sadie Williams of CSM
and many others."
Directed by - Andreas Waldschuetz & Adia Trischler
The full film will soon to be released on Vogue.it
John Wright directed this spectacular fashion film for Louis Vuitton in conjunction with the launch of their AW12 collection.
John Wright has established himself as one of the UK’s leading portrait photographers, with a client base including international TV Stations, Film Companies, Record Companies, Advertising Agencies and Magazines.
Recognised as truly embracing the digital age in photography, his work is rich in post-production and much of his time behind the camera is spent shooting with a view to how he will develop the image after the shoot.
He and his team work from his London based studio, from where they also handle his pre-production, post-production and syndication.
The animated short film TEPENDRIS RISING catches up with artist Konstantin Kakanias' iconic, fashion-obsessed character Mrs. Tependris. Created and illustrated by Kakanias, the film was brought to life by Co Films and the directing duo The Pain.
The short finds Mrs. Tependris on one of her famous retreats - cryogenically frozen for chic posterity - when inspiration comes calling: it's time for a fashion comeback. With her assistant Pearl, her dog Pepe, and her sly sense of humor, Mrs. Tependris must face 20-foot spiders and catwalk catastrophe on her fabulous journey from ice-cube to icon.
Dear iDEALS, following my other's day report on Lena Lumelsky's SS13 great presentation, here are a few more images that she sent me earlier today, along with a video featuring moments while preparing for her lookbook's photoshoot.Click here
Her work is truly one of the few that really got me impressed this time and I want to see many women wearing her clothes!