Paris, Texas is perhaps Wim Wenders’ most revered feature. Unfolding between Texas and California, the family drama he so artfully shapes avoids the stereotypes of its kind with a delicate genuineness that leaves emotions untouched. Paris,Texas tells of a quest for lost love in its own, meandering way. Akin to the mind of its main character, the narrative slowly builds up in a sheerly American atmosphere, bathed in sunset hues and neon lights.
Back in 2000-2005 Alex Czetwertynski and I collaborated on a series of short fashion films. Fashioned Out was a project commissioned by Galleries Lafayette in 2003. Coming Soon Fashioned Out - London, NYC and Milan 2004.
Juan Enrique Villarreal continues with our summer video archive project in a perpetual state of uploading...
Easy Pieces was a collaboration with Disciple Films and that collaboration existed long before ASVOFF was launched in 2008, in fact two years before my first joint venture on another fashion film festival YWIW launched in 2006.
The Fumiko Imano exhibition entitled "intermission" is a bit of a secret since Fumiko wants you to experience it fresh rather than on line. What she does reveal is that it is a collection of small objects in a dome that you can take home with you. This exhibition is in celebration of her 40th birthday, she turned 40 July 10th, she considers this a turning point in her life like an"intermission" taking place before the new chapter begins. In this exhibition Fumiko questions herself and looks back at her life like a story from her life movie.
This was Alex Czetwertynski, aka Disciple Films, and our first film of the Chapels series with Bernhard WIllhelm. Bernhard was living in Antwerp at the time. Our continuing summer project at ASVOFF is to dig through the fashion film archives and upload them to the asvof vimeo channel to give them another life. More to come.
13 years ago Disciple FIlms visited Pierrot in NYC. It was a time when Pierrot and Eric Damon were a couple and when Eric was trying to channel Pierrot's collection into success. This was long before Eric became the costume designer for Gossip Girl and Carries Diaries. Joan White, the Director of PFI and her class had the cameo roll along with Disciple 1, Alex Czetwertynski , who played the part of the one blessed by the fashion fairy, PFI Director, Joan White.
In 1947 Orson Welles decided to bring Shakespeare to the cinema. It started with Othello but when he could not get the support of investors he he needed he proposed the adaptation of Macbeth. Welles cast himself as Macbeth and Jeanette Nolan as Lady Macbeth. He adapted Shakespeare's original by adding sequences involving the witches to give them more significance. The newly restored version of Macbeth will be out at cinemas on September 10th.
We've made an ASVOFF summer project to go through the mini-dv tapes around Headquarters and upload them to the asvof vimeo channel . Here is one from 2001 this was the first time that Alex Czetwertynski aka Disciple Films, and I covered Hyeres Festival. It is a little fashion history.
This morningn when I woke up I had Marc Audibet on my mind. When I was a designer and living in NYC Bill Cunningham used to do amazing fashion reports in Details Magazine. His reviews were something to look forward to and that is where I discovered the work of Marc Audibet. I had no idea at that time that we'd ever meet nor that we would become close friends.
#cosmogonik#scepters#gold#mrpearl#irinaionesco#photography #michaeljamesobrien#illustration The beautiful gold scepters, a gift from Alejandro Jodorowsky, finally made it on the wall. Thank you Philippe i needed someone tall to get it on the wall. It feels great there.
What a beautiful way to start my Saturday with beautiful Rila Fukushima saying hello from Tokyo wearing the ASVOFF Tokyo t-shirt. You might remember Rila, model/actress/friend, from her roll in Wolverine. Akiko and I had so much fun watching her on the big screen, she was killing it and it was her first acting role. A natural...and Akiko Hamaoka is in the background on the red carpet.