ASVOFF 12 Industry Tea Zoom Talk Series by Aybuke Barkcin

Dear Shaded Viewers,

ASVOFF12 concluded on October 9th, the festival brought together the masters in film and fashion along with the new generation of filmmakers, with each year constantly closing the gap between fashion and film.

If you think you missed it, don’t worry! The entire festival including the masterclass is available on FNL NETWORK on all the platforms in the link below and will remain on the A Shaded View on Fashion Film Channel on FNL NETWORK until October 2021.

Here is a run through of the Industry Tea Zoom Talk Series that may interest you…

Roger Avary, the President on Screen Writing and Directing interviewed by Maxime Le Guillou,

Roger Avary is a Canadian/American director and screen writer who directed Killing Zoe, The Rules of Attraction, Lucky Day and wrote the screenplays for Silent Hill and Beowulf. He is most known for his collaboration with Quentin Tarantino on Pulp fiction, for which they won the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay. In the interview, the director and screenwriter talks about the importance of fashion films. As more and more brands hire film makers to direct and enhance their brand’s stories, what comes out is a collection of experimental films and different artistic expressions which come together in ASVOFF festivals. Roger Avary also expresses his opinions on the future of film, that he does not believe movies nor theatres will disappear, as they serve the human need to come together and share stories. The interview is a great master class to learn more about the importance of writing, co-writing, being true to every character’s voice, handling public opinion, creating the story and the changing nature of films…

At home with Violeta Sanchez interviewed by Diane Pernet,

An actress, a model, a muse and a performer. Violeta Sanchez was one of the aspiring models of the 80s, who was discovered by Yves Saint Laurent and Helmut Newton at the premiere of her first play. When she was asked to walk the YSL Haute Couture show, her first modelling gig, she refused at first but after seeing the beautiful garments and the atypical models backstage she agreed. In the series, you can listen to her talk about the modelling industry of the 80s, how the designers were looking for personalities rather than classical beauties, how they were expecting the models to impersonate different characters each time they were on the runway, “You never walked the runway the same way you walked Thierry Mugler, Moschino or Saint Laurent…” The intimate talk between Diane Pernet and Violeta Sanchez reveals how the fashion industry has changed, the disappearance of the muse, the disappearance of the person in the clothes…

Maxime Plescia-Buchi interviewed by Jo Sawicki,

A world renowned tattoo artist and creative, Maxime Plescia Buchi’s agency Sang Bleu includes two tattoo parlours, a branding, design, product and typography studio. He has worked with Nike, Alexander McQueen and Swiss watchmaking brand Hublot. In the series, he talks about the similarities between tattoos and clothes, and what fashion means to him. Just like tattoos, he expresses the importance of understanding what we carry on the surface. The way we dress, how does it change the perception we create and how others perceive us. A surface of awareness…

At home with Eric Daman interviewed by Diane Pernet, directed by Eric Daman and Brian Lee Boyce,

Xoxo Gossip Girl! Diane Pernet talks to Eric Daman about how he first started out with Patricia Fields on dressing the famed cast of the hit TV show Sex and the City and moved on to become the costume designer of Gossip Girl and now, Gossip Girl Reboot. He describes the inspirations behind Serena Van Der Woodsen’s and Blair Waldorf’s styles for the show and explains his process for finding the right fashion language for each characters…breaking them down and translating their emotions through clothing. He also gives us hints of what to expect from the Gossip Girl Reboot, as he hopes that the show will inspire people to play dress up once again.

Gianluca Matarrese Masterclass for ASVOFF 12 in conversation with Diane Pernet,

Gianluca Matarresse is an Italian director, writer and actor. He is known for the film Everything Must Go, a documentary about his family’s life as they were on the verge of bankruptcy and his decision to return home to tell their story. In the masterclass he talks about his experiences and the importance of narrative development, writing, casting… He encourages new artists to develop their own artistic languages, because though all stories have been told, each story becomes unique with the way the artists choose to tell it.

Isthar Yasin interviewed by Maxime Le Guillou,

Ishtar Yasin is a Costa Rican, Iraqi, Chilean filmmaker. Since 1998, produces, writes and directs creative documentaries, short and feature films. In the interview, the director talks about her recent film Dos Fridas starring Maria de Mederios. Inspired by true events, the film tells the story of Judith Ferreto, once the personal nurse of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. In the last days of her life, she relives her memories of the painter. The film takes you inside Judith’s inner world and imagination, as she begins to change herself to Frida Kahlo. The director talks about finding her interpretation for Frida’s story and what she meant to her. In the interview, she also expresses the necessity of telling the story of strong women and having more female directors in the film industry.

Maria de Medeiros interviewed by Maxime Le Guillou,

The star of Dos Fridas, Maria de Medeiros is a Portuguese actress, director and singer who is most famously known for her role Fabienne in Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction. In the interview, the actress shares her memories of meeting and working with Tarantino. She expresses that there is something different you can find each time you watch a Tarantino film, a never ending discovery… In her recent film, Dos Fridas, the actress mentions the different approaches she takes when portraying a real-life character compared to a fictional one and she also stresses the lack of stories about women in the film industry. Rather than portraying the friendship and love between women, the industry choses to tell the rivalry between characters. But as women expand their space in the artistic fields, she believes that we will see more stories of powerful women like Dos Fridas.

Tim Yip in conversation with Daniel Lismore for Love Infinity,

Oscar winning costume designer Tim Yip, discusses his cinematic project Love Infinity, that brings together the eccentric voices of London across the arts including Andrew Logan, Gilbert & George, Stephen Jones, Daniel Lismore, Molly Parkin, Pandemonia, Sue Webster, Philip Colbert and Diane Pernet, on themes of history, inter-generational relationships, subculture, the commercialisation of art, self expression and post-humanism. The director and costume designer reveals why he chose London for his project and his interest in understanding young generations and discovering self-expression.

Aybuke Barkcin

Aybüke Barkçin is an art director, photographer, curator and writer that looks at fashion through the lens of political and societal dynamics. She completed her master's Creative Direction in POLIMODA, Italy and has a background in International Relations and Graphic Design. Her work can be found in her website: