Fashion Photography Films

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Here is a list of fashion & fashion photography related films and TV programmes that you should watch. Most are in the library or available through BOB (Box of Broadcasts).

Fashion Photography Documentaries

BBC 2016 (IPlayer) Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue (click HERE for link)

Bill Cunningham New York (DVD 2013) Documentary about New York fashion street photographer

The September Issue (DVD 2009) Documentary about Vogue USA and fashion photography

BBC Artsnight (2015) Juergen Teller – Fame, Fashion and Photography (link HERE)

Fashion Industry Films

Dior and I (DVD 2014) Raf Simon’s and Dior

McQueen and I (Channel 4) (Link HERE)


Posturing: Photographing the Body

Check out the current (April 2018) copy of the British Journal of Photography, for this interesting (and very relevant for your essays / dissertations) interview with two Holly Hay and Shonagh Marshall about their project (soon to be published as a book) titled Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion, which explores the changing representation of the body in the ever changing fashion world.

More info HERE and HERE, and HERE 

AnOther Magazine A/W17. Photography by Johnny Dufort, Styling by Agata Belcen


AnOther Magazine A/W14. Photography by Charlie Engman, Styling by Karen Langley


Photography Blommers and Schumm


Photography Lena C Emery (Gentlewoman Magazine)



An Impression of Stolen Space

Text from SHOWstudio

“For S/S 18, Nicholas Kirkwood worked with filmmaker Rei Nadal for the second time to create a set of videos echoing the concept and aesthetic inherent in the collection.

In An Impression Of Stolen Space, the viewer is invited to explore a series of vignettes that form the narrative of the seasonal woman. Exposing her intimate thoughts, often following a stream of consciousness, Nadal and Kirkwood play with the idea of missing information.

Inspired by architect Carlo Scarpa and artist Eva Rothschild, the design of Kirkwood’s footwear hints to missing volumes which have either been removed or outlined. The presence of hidden, zipped-away leather and the bleached denim effect follow the same approach, adding to the underlining early nineties aesthetic of the collection.

The film further explores La Muralla Roja, an extraordinary housing development build in 1968 by architect Ricardo Bofill. Nadal’s twin sister Anto Nadal created the music; a composition broken down into three threads that represent three different personalities.”

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Harley Weir & Grace Wales Bonner New Film

Text by George Douglas – Davies (Dazed Digital)

London-based menswear designer Grace Wales Bonner and photographer Harley Weir have a history of working together on films that spotlight alternative views of masculinity around the world. While previous films have seen them travel to India and Senegal, the latest – entitled ‘Practice’ – centres around Leroy Mokgatle, a 17-year-old ballet dancer from Pretoria, South Africa.

Styled by frequent collaborator Tom Guinness, the short film debuted at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in June. It follows Mokgatle through a collage of dance scenes that span from Johannesburg to Cape Town, where he interacts with a suburban environment which becomes his unconventional stage. Dressed in Wales Bonner’s AW17 collection, he prances up escalators and spins around store fronts before ending in a dimly-lit nightclub, dancing on a pole. Adding to the atmosphere is the score to the film, provided by Dev Hynes – AKA Blood Orange.

“Film feels like a rich medium through which to expand my world, opening up new possibilities for collaboration, research, and communication,” said Wales Bonner about her choice to present the clothes in this way. “Harley’s eye and Dev’s intuition really brought this to life. I have been so motivated and inspired by the team, and the dancers I met along the way. The film is a testament to them.””

Watch the film below: HERE