Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Weds 21st Nov: Incoming Report - Angel Rose at ASVOFF5, Paris

Angel's image credits top to bottom:  
1) Last day in Paris - Josh at the Eiffel Tower 2) Molly Oshea at Versailles 3) Josh looking lost at Le Grand Hotel 4) The Green Carnation featured on ASVOFF 5 Programme 5) Arriving at the Pompidou 6) Lost and hungover in the Metro 7&8) Excited on our way to the opening awards ceremony 9) Josh and Rose at Silencio 10) Josh with Andy Bradin and Clara Pacotte - exiting the club La Java, which is like a French version of the Joiners. Clara preformed that night with her all-girl performance art troupe, The Travlators 11) Josh's manicure 12) Diane Pernet with the president of this years jury, artist Orlan 13) Our gang with Diane and director Federico Tinelli 14) Artwork by Clara 15) Getting ready for the ASVOFF after-party at Silencio - a night club designed in the style of David Lynch 16) Josh and Rose at Silencio

"Last weekend myself and my long-time collaborator Josh Quinton travelled to Paris for A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival at the Pompidou Centre. Now in its 5th year, ASVOFF brings together emerging talent, established figures and legendary names to celebrate innovative fashion, film style and beauty . Curated by the enigmatic icon Diane Pernet, Josh and I were thrilled to find out that our films Terrormisu! and The Green Carnation were both selected for screening. The festival also included fashion films from some of our London contemporaries including Fred Butler, Gabriel Gettman and Rowena True, alongside a host of international talent. To celebrate we brought along Kim Denman (stylist for The Green Carnation) and Molly Oshea (star of Terrormisu). This year the jury was headed by eccentric "carnal-artist" and personal heroine of mine, Orlan. Highlights of the opening ceremony included a performance art piece by Rosy De Palma, in which Rosy transformed her body into a living rosegarden."

Heres our favourite picks from the festival:

Beauty School Drop Out - High-camp from Charlie Le Mindu and Zoe Hitchen

Danny, directed by Goran Grahovac featuring Kenji Minogue 
EMERGING TALENT PRIZE: Awarded by NowFashion 

Headpieces for Peace by Jessica Mitrani in collaboration with designers threeASFOUR
GRAND PRIX ASVOFF 5: Awarded by MK2 .............. watch here

Many thanks to Angel for this amazingly detailed, insightful and informative report - keep up to date on news of her upcoming retrospective on Dec 8th at this year's London Underground Film Festival "Death Becomes Her: Short Films By Angel Rose" (see film still below)  See more at her TUMBLR and VIMEO.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Mon 19th Nov: TheInstaPaper – #edit1

A couple of snaps from Daniel Sannwald's pages in a new publication that launched on Friday, named "TheInstaPaper" which features contributors such as Gary Card, Ben Toms, KT Auleta and Yasmina Dexter.

Monday 19th Nov: Agi & Sam in Hong Kong with London Showrooms

Here are snaps from Agi's (of Agi & Sam) time in Hong Kong with the BFC London Showrooms which came as their second recent stint travelling with the initiative, having just returned from L.A!  All the action has been caught on Agi's Instagram from the palm trees of Melrose Avenue to the local cuisine dining in Hong Kong with fellow designers Matthew Miller and William Richard Green. Here is an in-house model sporting their menswear but the duo have also launched a line for ladies which you can now investigate and purchase at Harvey Nichols. Not just an investment for its singular covetable style, but potentially a keeper for the archive as the boys were listed in the Time Out Top 100 Creatives last week and nominated for a BFC Award to be announced at the upcoming gala. It goes without saying they get my vote as my favourite menswear designers but nestling in a scene and category of sterling talent, its going to be a tough call for the judges I'm sure! Follow the award news @BFC and follow Agi & Sam @agiandsam in the run up to their show at London Collections in January.