Prada’s perfect therapy session

Prada: A Therapy Directed by Roman Polanski Of course the Cannes Film Festival has Miss Prescott all a-flutter with frocks and red carpet frivolity – even when watching all the action from the comfort of an armchair and an iPad. In a perfect marriage of fashion & film, Prada used the French Riviera backdrop to … Continue reading

ASVOFF 2011 winners

Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival 4 took place at Paris’ Centre Georges Pompidou on the weekend, featuring fashion shorts from the likes of Bruce Weber, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and Ellen von Unwerth. The festival included a competition covering various aspects of the fashion film, including best styling, soundtrack, … Continue reading

Jun Ropé revisited #1

Japanese brand Jun Ropé has posted its back catalogue of advertisements on its junofficialtv YouTube channel, and it’s deliciously riveting viewing. There are some gems from the 1970s & ’80s in particular, from the likes of Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Serge Lutens, with models including Lauren Hutton, Anjelica Huston and Bryan Ferry. Here’s a taste … Continue reading

Lovin’ Lanvin

Lanvin Fall 2011 Directed by Steven Meisel Just another reason to love Mr Elbaz. One, two, three, four…!

Miu Miu’s Muta

Miu Miu: The Women’s Tales #2 Muta Directed by Lucrecia Martel Following on from Zoe Cassavetes’ first instalment, part two of the Women’s Tales has arrived. This time around, Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel takes us aboard a deserted showboat in Paraguay that has more than a touch of the Mary Celeste. But the void is … Continue reading

Something Else entirely

Something Else SS11/12 Directed by Lorin Askill Designer Natalie Wood has ventured into moving images with the first fashion film for her label, Something Else. She called upon Lorin Askill to take directorial duties, and the result is a beautiful, stark and slightly unsettling short film, largely thanks to the spartan soundtrack and mirrored landscapes. … Continue reading

Buffalo Boy

Eliza Cummings vs Neneh Cherry “Buffalo Stance” House of Holland Pre-spring 12 Directed by Mariano Vivanco Despite being just a tiny, wee thing in the 1980s, Henry Holland has made a career filled with homages to the Decade Taste Forgot. (Miss Prescott witnessed it in all its fluoro-glow glory, and thus is certified to make … Continue reading

L’amour, toujours

L’Amant Directed by Sybil Steele  What started out as a simple promotional video for a dream wedding competition has gained some industry traction recently. Wedding website The Lane’s short fashion film L’Amant was recently one of the Fashion Film Network’s Top 10 fashion films of the week. It’s certainly beautiful to look at, and is … Continue reading

Ungaro’s bewitching hours

Emanuel Ungaro (by Giles Deacon): A/W 2011/12 Cinq à Sept Directed by Ruth Hogben Much has been made of Emanuel Ungaro’s quote, “I dress mistresses, not wives,” in light of Giles Deacon’s A/W 2011/12 collection, his second for the label. The saucy lace pieces often left little to the imagination and Deacon is generally deemed … Continue reading

Karl’s Fairy Tale

The Tale of a Fairy 2011-12 Chanel Cruise collection Directed by Karl Lagerfeld Coinciding with the launch of Chanel’s 2011-12 Cruise collection, Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled his short film, The Tale of a Fairy, which he wrote and directed. The 25-minute short—actually rather long by fashion film standards—was screened before an outdoor catwalk presentation of … Continue reading