(Mar 2015) FRAME BY FRAME: DISSECTING THE FASHION MOVING IMAGE NOW. The 5th Fashion in Film Festival launched on Tuesday 17 March
Want to explore the recent rise of the moving image in the fashion industry and get behind-the-scenes insights into the production of fashion films? The 5th instalment of the Fashion in Film Festival is a series of panels and conversations designed to do just that. Curated by Hywel Davies and Marketa Uhlirova, this year’s season is held between 17–24 March 2015 across three leading London arts venues: Central Saint Martins, Somerset House and Hackney Picture House.
The festival features over 25 acclaimed industry practitioners and commentators, including Nick Knight, Caryn Franklin, Lernert & Sander, Quentin Jones, Caroline Evans, Alex Fury, Jessica Mitrani, Stephen Whelan, Marcus Werner Hed, Kathryn Ferguson, Jennifer Byrne, Nick Rees-Roberts, Pamela Church-Gibson, Oriole Cullen, Agnes Rocamora and more.
With the advances in digital technologies over the last decade, the fashion industry has adopted the moving image to an unprecedented degree. Many different kinds of fashion moving image have recently (re-)emerged in a variety of contexts, very often online, performing a variety of purposes including promotion, journalistic reportage and audio-visual experimentation. Taking a retrospective look at the fashion moving image in the digital age, this series of conversations and screenings aims to showcase newly prominent forms of communication, display and representation and explore in detail how the fashion industry is embracing and adapting to them. The debates will reflect on the multi-disciplinary and collaborative nature of this fashion audio-vision, and, more broadly, the changing realities of image (and sound) production, circulation and consumption. Featuring fashion image-makers, designers, producers, journalists, historians and theorists, the season is the first attempt to stage a major debate on the fashion moving image in all its breadth and variety.
The season is organised in association with Strange Love festival of the moving image at Central Saint Martins.