MID_E festival San Sebastian

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There were two screening at the MID_E festival and of course I had people voting at both projections. The wining film from the screening on December lst was Ruben Toledo’s Fashionation.
Ruben Toledo is an acclaimed illustrator, this was his first animated film.


Diversity is a form of wealth by Nigel Buck, part of ‘Editing Fashion’ 2005 courtesy of SHOWstudio – Nick Knight w/Nigel Buck came in first at both the screening on November 30th at the Guggenheim Bilbao and December 2nd at the screening in MID_E festival.

Rosa’s friends, Elixabete Egiguren and her mother and her husband after the Dec 2nd screening of YWITW with Yon, the director of MID_E festival.

Yon co-directs the festival with his brother

Carlos Diez did a performance on December 1st. One dancer performed several times in differenct looks, it was like a breath of fresh air.
No one’s arm is ever quite long enough to take these self portraits but here is Carlos Diez and Mario Canal

Mario was very happy surrounded by all of his friends, that is Carlos Diez on the right.
Charo Gonzalez and Jorge Margolles

After the screening of You Wear it Well I met with Charo Gonzalez and Jorge Margolles. Charo and Jorge have the digital magazine NOOVO which is owned by the big group Grupo Correo Gallego. We discussed potential future collaborations and bringing the second edition of You Wear it Well to their NOOVO Festival for Contemporary Fashion and Photography that will be held in Galicia, Spain at the CGAC Museum of COntemporary Art in the end of October 2007.
Alberto ‘Sin Patron’ and Aimar Arriola
After the meeting we went for lunch in the old city of San Sebastian and there we ran into the fashion designer of ‘Sin Patron’, Alberto, who I get the feeling is the ‘rising star’ of Bilbao, with the co-curator of the Guggenheim Bilbao, Aimar Arriola. THat was fun since I had seen them at the You Wear it Well screening the night before at the Guggenheim.
Henrik Vibskov did an installation and played the drums, wicked.

Mario Canal made a presentation of ‘SHAME’ his fanzine-exposition-catalogue using existing images.
Oscuras ROmanticas held a fashion show the collection is designed by Lola Cuello and Laura Bergas.
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JC Reports did not ask me what I’d like for Christmas this year, but if they did you know what I would ask Santa for.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.