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The Worst Crime Is Faking It

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Nick Knight

One of the earliest fashion film directors must be Nick Knight, whose approach to the genre has been greatly influenced by his background as a photographer. The reason he moved to fashion film, Knight explains in a video, is that the moving image is able to show a designer’s idea much more completely, since garments are always designed to be worn, and thus to be seen in movement. His fashion films have therefore evolved around the physical fashion […]

Why the fashion film is a new medium

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Beats by Dre / Nick Knight

Beats by Dre has teamed up with Nick Knight and fashion stylist and director of W Magazine Edward Enninful to create The Seven Deadly Sins of Edward Enninful, “a celebration of both Enninful’s illustrious career and the interplay between fashion and music.” The seven sins are represented by eight iconic top models (gluttony required two): Karlie Kloss, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Lara Stone, Anna Ewers, Jourdan Dunn, Maria Carla Boscano and Karen Elson. Highly intriguing, yet occasionally at the point […]

The fashion film as lucid dream

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Iris van Herpen / Nick Knight

“When I design, the draping process most of the time happens to me unconsciously. I see lucid dreams as a microscope with which I can look into my unconsciousness. In this collection, I have tried to bring my state of ‘reality’ and my state of dreaming, together.” – Iris van Herpen Historically, dress used to be a reflection of one’s social status in society. It wasn’t until the disappearance of the solid “classes” in the 20th […]