August 17, 2010

fashion film winners

The A Shaded View on Fashion Film contest has closed, and I chose my winner:

It speaks for itself, but I'll explain my choice a bit: It's wonderfully sensory. The schoolhouse (church? either way, creepy) felt suffocating and the outside like fresh air, and the clothes are to credit for this along with the music, camera angles, and acting. All of this matters, because fashion itself is about more than clothes. The context of a dreary schoolhouse doesn't make the white dresses glamorous or anything, but they give them a lot of character. It's not an advertisement anyways, but if it was, I'd be more intrigued by that idea than one about showing how cute they are. I also like that it creates both a mood and a story.

Diane Pernet, my fellow judge, chose this fun Hedi Slimane tribute:


Thanks to everyone who submitted their work -- it was so hard to choose but I really enjoyed watching them all!

53 comments:

thefisforever said...

Hi, I'm wondering what the second song in the first video is? Thanks.

Kate said...

isn't that a church?

Nedda Ebo said...

Oh wow that was a beautiful video you chose as winner, Tavi. You're absolutely right about the setting giving the dresses character. Putting them in a different place really shapes the look.

The second one is cute too.

Mustart x

thecraftivistshakedown said...

I love the end scene. Good pick!

Danah said...

Pefect choice for the winner, Tavi. As an aspiring fashion director myself, I definitely agree with how the setting, music, choice of outfits, and literally everything else that is included in a scene, ultimately reflect the mood and could tell a wonderful story.

Danah
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uanset said...

i really liked the winning movie it made feel similiar to the PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK movie in the way of it atmosphere and the sensable bond between the girls

Sami Sandonato said...

all i can think is...virgin suicides, creepy but i love it.

Esther said...

That was a beautiful video! It's so serene and it really does speek for its self. Haha and I loved the last video! Love your blog tavi!

mara said...

sweet choice, both of you xxx

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sarie sunshine said...

Oh my gosh, this is so flattering! Thanks so much for all the support! I'm so glad you liked my film!

For those who are wondering, the music is by Woset, a band out of Tallahassee, Florida. Here is their myspace:

http://www.myspace.com/liminalite

Also, being compared to Picnic at Hanging Rock and Virgin Suicides is insaneeee awesome.

zoomslow said...

Congrats. to the winners! :-) It was hard work, but also fun. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sarah Margeurite said...

The video you chose as a winner was really cool. I liked the concept a lot.

Sincerely, Sarah Margeurite

Moon said...

It reminded me of The Virgin Suicides

Tracey Quo said...

You are far too insightful to be 13 dammit.

thwany said...

you chose a good one

Miss DeltaG said...

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Nolita said...

I'd really like to see the first film!

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Dina-Dyorre said...

It's true, fashion is certainly not just in clothes. Countless times I've seen a designer outfit online, shot in a beautiful location and impeccably styled, and when I saw it in person it looked flat, off-putting almost.

Oh, and that video would make a splendid lookbook shoot.

Moira said...

those videos are really nice, and they do deserve to win :)

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Maria said...

Tavi, can I make another film recommendation to you? It's just that I'm almost sure that the first film was inspired by 'Innocence' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375233/), a French film about a girls' boarding school. You'd like it.

CLAIRE said...

I love hedi Slimane tribute :)

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Jennifer said...

The secound song sounds like Bon Iver - For Emma.

It's also funny that someone suggested Innocence, I got it out on rental today.

Anyways, congrats to the winner :)

hellothere said...

great choice, loved the white dresses in the church/school<not sure,

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got a really good thing going tavi, :)

Miss Molly said...

OH WOW, OH WOW.. these are awesome :)

congrats to the winners!

xoxo

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Brenty said...

The first video is amazing! I really the white lace pieces and the simplicity of it. Great setting and styling, love it. Thanks for the contest! The Hedi video was really cool, love the characters and enjoyed the video! Thanks for sharing Tavi.

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walrus said...

pretty groovy. i want that one gal's redder-than-red hair.

I think you were right about the schoolhouse/church feeling stuffy. so much so that it affected the ladies' brains and they never put on the pants ment to go with those shirts. but even i could breathe better when they were outside and maybe they could too and then went away to put on their pants.:)

Sophie Anne said...

I love both choices!
And I love the ASVOFF-concept!
I live in Copenhagen, Denmark, and went to see Diane Pernet when she visited Copenhagen Dox last year.
She and Danish designer Henrik Vibskov made an evening out of it and we got to hear all about the thoughts behind asvoff and see all the amazing films.
It was truly inspiring.

Nate Crime said...

I love the second part of the film you chose, the part in the woods. it gives a very pleasant feeling.

WONNNZ FASHION said...

i luv what u chose
Both of videos are impressive

WONNNZ FASHION said...

i luv what u chose
Both of videos are impressive

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Gale said...

Great choice! FYI - its a church they start out in which I think really makes such a statement with the white dresses and the black maryjanes and then changing to cosmic prints and barefeet in the woods. Very awesome video.

Estelle said...

Nice!!

BonBloyage said...

Love it! :) Omg your blog is soo amazing! :D

Orphin Lasz said...

That first video is really interesting; I really liked the music choices, it trully gave an intriguing touch to the whole video.
I also liked how there was something misterious and even ethereal about the models.

...and the second video! It's so cute and really nice to watch! The music was great, and I could really tell the enormous amount of work it took to be done.

Both are great! Ó u Ò

~ Orphin's Domains ~

Quiet Eyes said...

I LOVE the winning video! It is beautiful. I adore the clothing, also.

Meagan said...

The Are you also wistful? video is gorgeous. The whole idea is so creative and magical. I adore it! Also the Hedi boys is well made, it must've took such a long time to make it!

NONonsense a.k.a Joann. said...

Ooh, the first video is so mysterious! The outfits, the set, everything is just adorable! And the other one is also great.

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Noelì said...

your blog is brilliant!!

moonglowlounge said...

Brilliant choice for the win!

SoccerMom said...

Mmm. Can I play devil's advocate? (Now, Tavi, I think you're very clever and precocious. So much so that I almost wish you weren't interested in fashion, because it is ultimately a very trivial cause for someone very smart to spend a lot of time on. Unless, of course, the goal is to make money. Then it's a smart thing to spend time on.)

That said, this video is boring. It's the kind of "film student-y" thing that anyone over age 23 would find trite. It could be edited down to about 30 seconds and still have the same effect.

And I might get flamed for this, but in the world of fashion and beauty, one expects to see beautiful creatures lithely strolling around (unless of course you're pointing out the fact that you are using ordinary people - like Dove - or you are being ironic).

The poor man's models/actresses in this video are distracting. Unless of course, that is the point. But what do I know. I'm just a soccer mom.

firefly said...

SoccerMom: Distracting? What do you mean by that?

That said, I thought the first video was well filmed, but somehow it...lacked something. It was though, beautiful.

Ross said...

The first one (your chosen winner) Reminds me of Erin Fetherston and Elle Von Unwert's "Wendybird".

zestywoo said...

Tavi, I think you'd find the imagery in the very hypnotic and suspense-filled movie, "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (an Australian film from the 1970s) to be quite evocative...a similar aesthetic to the film you chose. Here's a link to the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08e9QqQP7sY

Sunfunnels said...

I am happy to see a fellow Florida art student reaching success prior to even graduating! This is inspiring.

ps. I'm 24 AND a mom and I don't find this at all trite.




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lil said...

The film you chose is so much like a moive named Picnic at Haning Rock!!

Gonzalo said...

Great look! summer time!
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The Mini Satorialist said...

Wow. The first video was amazing. I wanted to watch again and again. It was so simple but so complicated at the same time! It wonderful how just simple images can tell such a complicated story. Actions speak louder then words.

cancercowboy said...
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cancercowboy said...

the vid you've chosen made me think of Fever Ray videos, especially these two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBAzlNJonO8&

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F-CpE73o2M&

Mathilda said...

Your choice is more artistic and original.The other one is good but more common place like.

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