Day 22: Dress – New Look, Shoes – New Look, Necklace – New Look, Top – Primark
Day 23 : Dress – New Look, Shirt – Charity Shop, Jumper – Topshop, Bag – GFF, Shoes – New Look, Watch – Casio
Two outfits in one today! Yesterday was the SHOWstudio event with Glasgow Film Festival up at the CCA. Marie Schuller – head of fashion film at SHOWstudio came up to talk about the history of fashion film and how it’s progressing. I hosted the q&a at the end and we got some interesting debate going. Mostly people wanting to understand the difference between fashion film and an advert. There still doesn’t seem to be any definitive answer (and it’s never really something I’ve thought about myself, for me it had a lot to do with the presentation but it opens a whole big discussion on how anything gets artistic merit.) A lot of it had to do with medium and the presentation – will be pretty cool to hear any more future feed back surrounding it all. One other element that came up again was how to make money. SHOWstudio has a very unique format as it’s self-funded by Nick Knight so they have a lot more creative leeway as they may have for a more commercial film. How fashion film works as a wider format for film makers and designers outwith SHOWstudio is would something I’d like to see explored more. That with the abstract/narrative divide in fashion film and should fashion film imitate short films (ie David Lynch for Dior) or go for something a bit more conceptual. It was a bit of a late one as ended up having a few dark rums for dinner (not the most sensible of choices) and nattering about feminism, festivals, cats and Nick Cave. As one is wont to do on a Friday night. All in all pleased how it went and people seemed really positive about the whole thing so thanks to everyone who creeped on down.
Tonight I’m off to host the Red Bull catwalk event. Red Bull have brought this really cool menswear designer Alex Mattsson up and going to be a big presentation with his fashion film and about his collection. It’s all biker gangs and a cheeky musical collab with Zebra Katz so again should be cool. It’s free so if you’re looking for something fancy to do on your Saturday there is a screening at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm with an after party down at SWG3 after. Can’t really go wrong with that can you?
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