Brainchild of legendary journalist Diane Pernet – Elle, Vogue-, the A Shaded View on Fashion Film festival has successfully reached its sixth edition, and the scope and reach of the event as well as its meaning for the industries of fashion, film and the careers of its laureates has never been greater.
The recently closed festival, conferences and satellite cultural events extravaganza at Paris’ Centre Pompidou has made public its laureates and is getting ready to travel, carrying with it the designed mission of upholding an interconnected view of the arts as well as underlining the strength of fashion as a cinematographic subject, to its already traditional locations – from the Barbican in London, to Bilbao’s Guggenheim, the Festival de Cannes, as well as Milan, other European destinations, New York, Seoul, Tokyo and Mexico City.
After, during the previous editions, it has brought together names just as iconic as they are varied from, apparently, all arts – Chris Cunningham, Róisín Murphy, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Dita Von Teese, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Gareth Pugh, Sergio Rossi, Hussein Chalayan, Mr. Pearl, Rodarte, Givenchy or Yohji Yamamoto – at this year’s edition, the jury took its turn to, once again, underscoring the multiculturalism of ASVOFF. Architects, automotive designers, writers, art historians, publicists, consultants and even trend forecasters have chosen the best among the creations of a year, in the words of the actual festival organisers, ’’cinematic intrigue, trailblazing fashion, magnetic personalities and passionate performances’’.
But let’s meet the laureates and witness creativity being pushed beyond ever new limits!
ASVOFF Grand Prix 6th edition – Holi Holy by Bharat Sikka
Best emerging talent prize – Bharat Sikka, director of Holi Holy
Best art direction – BFC London Collections: Men FW13 by Matt Lambert
Best styling – BFC London Collections: Men FW13 by Matt Lambert
Best acting – She said, she said by Stuart Blumberg
Best sound – She said, she said by Stuart Blumberg
Best advertising – We & Claes Iversen by Lenert & Sander
Best documentary – Zillions by Malcolm Venville
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