Explore a selection of short films that debates and visualises themes such as identity, body, sexuality, gender, beauty and ageing. The films exhibits movement and the growing changes within fashion casting today. They portray the varied and exceptional people among us, and through this discusses how the fashion industry portrayals diversity and subcultures. The films also examines the body, different body-parts, skin, senses and changes in one perceptions of the body.


We have seen a growing tendency in fashion short film when it comes to changing the perception of fixed beauty ideals, how the fashion body should look like, as well as conceptions on gender fluidity. By creating these fantastic films, it might lead to more openness and encouraging more diversity and perhaps a more honest look at who we are as a society, together with creating awareness of the difficulties that society are facing. You’ll see that in the works of Matt Lambert and Nina Athanasiou for instance. There has per tradition been an obsession with youth
in the fashion industry, but you’ll find an embrace of ageing, power and bodily empowerment in the films presented, you can experience that for instance in the films by Kathryn Ferguson and Han Kjøbenhavn.

Top Photo: Still from Jon Jacobsen’s short film Die Verwandlung (2017)

LISTING

RANDOM IDENTITIES
Director: Matt Lambert
Fashion/Brand: Random Identities
Country: Germany
Runtime: 00:02:10

CONTROL FOR SELFRIDGESXSTRENGHT FEATURING GEORGIA
Director: Kathryn Ferguson
Fashion/Brand: Selfridges
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 00:01:05

FASHION JUNKIES
Director: Nina Athanasiou
Fashion/Brand:
Country: Germany
Runtime: 00:02:09

GARETH PUGH SS16
Director: Ruth Hogben
Fashion/Brand: Gareth Pugh
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 00:02:05

INCREDIBLE MACHINES
Director: Kathryn Ferguson
Fashion/Brand:
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 00:03:58

GENESIS
Director: Nadia Mosquera/Vico Salazar
Fashion/Brand: NM
Country: Ecuador
Runtime: 0:04:34

LOVE?
Director: Jiří Horenský / ALTERNAUT collective
Fashion/Brand: Katarína Chválová
Country: Czech Republic
Runtime: 00:15:00

HAN KJØBENHAVN SS18 MEN SHORT FILM
Director: Simon Ladefoged
Fashion/Brand: Han Kjøbenhavn
Country: Denmark
Runtime: 00:03:15

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN PLATO’S ATLANTIS
Director: Ruth Hogben
Fashion/Brand: Alexander McQueen
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 00:01:53

PARTY KIDS
Director: Laura Marie Cieplik
Fashion/Brand:
Country: France
Runtime: 00:05:08

RIVER ISLAND DESIGN FORUM
Director: Alex Turvey
Fashion/Brand:
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 00:01:52

DIE VERWANDLUNG
Director: Jon Jacobsen
Fashion/Brand:
Country: Chile
Runtime: 00:03:01