Curated Films

Fashion & Fantasy | Part 11

A Monthly Curated Video Selection by Niccolò Montanari. Over the past few years, fashion film has been developing as a genre and breaking away from its traditional definition of fashion in motion. As a result, this creative medium is now being granted greater visibility and recognition across film festivals and events worldwide.

This genre now tends to brings together several creative industries, resulting in creative content with a strong sense of aesthetic able to merge the boundaries between fashion, film, music, theatre and advertising. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Aesthetica Short Film Festival, an event that caters to short films across several genres. The selection below is my personal pick, based on films that stood out for their ability to express visually the director’s vision and story of the film.

Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art by Andy Margetson

London-based director Andrew Margetson collaborates with dancer Lil Buck to explore the "Icons Of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection" exhibition at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

The Flower Of Life by Damien Krisl

In a poetic, dream-like journey through a woman’s subconscious, director Damien Krisl portrays flowers as a way to express a person’s emotions.

Detour by Anna Radchenko

Detour is sensory exploration of a woman’s solitary experience, developed through Anna Radchenko’s unique aesthetic.

Abjective by Marie-Therese Hildenbrandt

With hair as the main subject of the film, director Marie-Therese Hildenbrandt explores its function both an object of obsessive desire as well as the cause of disgust and repulsion.

Human ATM by Hannah Brinberg

Human ATM sheds some light onto the sacrifices that young people have to make in order to support themselves financially through education, inspired by conversations that take place amongst students on a daily basis.

Litost by Gsus Lopez

In line with director Gsus Lopez’ surreal and humorous approach to fashion film, Litost is a lighthearted commentary on our obsession with selfies showcasing the debut collection of label JINGÜO by Laura Searle.

Rosegold by Jam Patel for Vogue Brazil

In an ode to women as strong and powerful individuals, Rosegold is a visually rich, sensual film featuring a wide range of designer clothing, including Chanel, Racil, Agent Provocateur and Alessandra Rich.

Cry of the City by Boldizsár

Cry of the City tells us of the challenges that young people have to face in order to follow their dreams, in a haunting piece directed by Boldizsár Cr.

Toddla T - Blackjack 21 feat. Andrea Martin by Lorenzo Cisi

Music and fashion come together once again in Lorenzo Cisi’s style conscious music video for producer and DJ Toddla T.