2001-2002-2003 GWAND in 2003 Raf Simons won the Swiss Textiles Award – film shot and edited by Diane Pernet and Alexandre Czetwertynski

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Once upon a time there was GWAND, a festival that encouraged independent designers. A major change in the aim of the festival took place in 2003 when Raf Simons won the 100,000 EUROS Award that, in his own words, changed the direction of his career. Now the founder of GWAND is bringing GWAND back but this time as a Sustainable Fashion Festival March 8-10, 2018. Suzanna Vock is calling for Friends of GWAND to join her.

In 2003 Disciple Films and I made this little edit of Gwand 2001-2003 and ended with a visit to Raf’s headquarters in Antwerp. The film is short, enjoy a little fashion history.




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.