Voices Wanted

Have your voice heard at the 2018 Condé Nast International Luxury Conference

For the second year in a row, NJAL's Founder Stefan Siegel has been invited to present a keynote speech at the Condé Nast Luxury Conference in Lisbon, 18-19th of April.

The yearly luxury fashion conference is organized by Suzy Menkes, who has chosen 'The Language of Luxury ' as the theme of the summit. NJAL was kindly invited to deliver the closing speech for the conference and provide our perspective on the future of fashion. Please click here for further information about the conference.

Our objective for this year is to once again allow our designers to have a voice, creating a platform to address a gathering of the industry’s most influential personalities, creative leaders, and business outliers. We want to hear from you and ask you to share your vision for the future of fashion in an ever-changing and often challenging landscape.

NJAL has commissioned a film project that will be shown at the closing of the Conference. This film will show 50 NJAL designers in their studios around the world, addressing the audience in Lisbon with short but thought-provoking sentences.

We are contacting a select number of designers from our community and are inviting you to participate. If you’re interested please read the detailed submission instructions below and have your completed entry back to us no later than Thursday, 22nd of March, 2018. Should you have further questions don't hesitate to send us an email: community@notjustalabel.com

Instructions:
We invite you to choose one of the following questions and answer it in a five-second video. You can record up to three versions of the same length, and send us different shot choices of your answer. Five seconds is a guide but please keep it short.

Questions:

  1. How can fashion push through borders, barriers, walls, and an ever-increasing want for isolationism to unify people?

  2. The definition of luxury is continually changing. In your opinion, what does luxury mean today?

When filming, please make a note of the following recording guidelines:

  1. Please remember we all somehow agree on craftsmanship, artisanal production, and sustainable fashion. Please try to convey a powerful and unique message, it can be emotional, it can be what you think!

  2. Language: Please speak in English

  3. Landscape: Please film only in Landscape format, 1920x1080. So your phone should be turned to the side, and secured to a tripod or other stable device.

  4. Sound: Please ensure that you record with sound. Please watch your recording back to check whether the sound is loud and clear. If you can record in a room that isn’t too empty then the sound won’t bounce around. Avoid ambient noise.

  5. Lighting: Please watch the lighting when you are filming. Use indirect daylight. Please avoid backlighting, shooting in the darkness, or harsh shadows/highlights.

  6. Colour: please shoot all videos in colour 

  7. Framing: Wide shots, mid shots, and close-ups. You can record the same answer or sentence multiple times (up top 3) using different framing. A wide frame would encompass your whole body and some of your surrounds. A mid-frame would encompass your head, shoulders and half of your torso. A close up would just be a head shot.

Please do not add any logos or marketing material to your recording. We will make sure to show your name and your label’s name on screen, please use the form below for the correct and final spelling of your name and label. Please do not mention President Trump... 

Additional:

  1. Refer to the "NJAL Example Shots" video above for the correct composition

  2. Feel free to look into the camera when you record

  3. Instagram: we may use content from your NJAL/Instagram profile in the video to further enhance your contribution

  4. Please save your files either as .mp4 or .mov

How to Submit the Video:

  1. Please make sure your files are labelled with your full name, name of your label, city and Instagram name. Ex. James Brown_Jamies_London_@jamesbrown

  2. Use WeTransfer to submit your file

  3. Use community@notjustalabel.com as the recipient

  4. Deadline is ASAP, no later than Thursday, 22nd of March, 2018

  5. Please upload one photograph of yourself in your studio. Please ensure the upper half of your body is visible with a clear view of your studio in the background*

Include:

  1. Full Name*

  2. Label name*

  3. Email address*

  4. Instagram account*

  5. City currently based in*

  6. NJAL Profile*

By submitting your videos and completing this form, you grant to Not Just A Label Ltd, ("NJAL) and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish videos and photographs of yourself, or in which you may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; and to alter and composite the same without restriction and without your inspection or approval. You hereby release NJAL and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said videos and/or photographs.*