“THE FIRST CYCLE” BY NIELS HOEBERS AND BORRE AKKERSDIJK

DIRECTOR'S NAME: HUSSEIN CHALAYAN AND ME COMPANY COLLABORATION / PRODUCTION COMPANY: HUSSEIN CHALAYAN AND ME COMPANY COLLABORATION / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: UK / DURATION: 05'31'' / SET DESIGN: JACK FLANAGAN AND ALEXANDRE DE BETAK / IMAGE CREDIT: STILLS TAKEN FROM VENTRILOQUY ANIMATION – SPRING/SUMMER 2001.

SHORT FILM SYNOPSIS:
The computer animated film in which a 3D female figure shatters ruthlessly another figure into thousands of pieces, reflects how value systems collapse at times of war. Alter egos were created as caricatures and turned into Japanese Manga cartoon like animations – a virtual environment void of social and moral structure. The 3D wire frame models wear clothes from the SS2001 collection.

SHORT DIRECTOR BIO:
Hussein Chalayan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus and graduated in 1993 from Central Saint Martins college of Art. Chalayan started his own label in 1994 and was named British Designer of the year in 1999 and 2000. In 2006 he was awarded an MBE for service to the fashion industry.
The Chalayan collections are known for innovative design, beautiful tailoring and draping and an elegant minimalist aesthetic.
Chalayan lectures regularly on his work and has exhibited in museums worldwide including the V&a in london, The Kyoto Costume Institute, The Mus

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