As a continual process I am posting about some of the many projects I have worked on recently and none was more fun or more satisfying creatively than the collaboration between Fashion Torque (Australia's ONLY live fashion chat show I co created & co host with the legendary Jenny Bannister) and talented emerging fashion film maker Hinny Tran.
So in this post I share with you some of the background imagery of this great experience along with some official film stills as well as the process and thinking behind such a creative undertaking. Please scroll down to the bottom of the post to watch the stylish and hilarious outcome so wonderfully edited and directed by the wonderful Hinny Tran!
The incomparable and legendary Jenny Bannister
In my role as creative director I challenged Hinny Tran to step out of his comfort zone of dark, moody & minimal fashion films to create something bursting with colour and movement that echoes Jenny and my over the top profile. Hinny more than filled the brief by producing the right balance of both comic fashion scenes with stylish cutting edge snapshots on high fashion models giving a unique international feel that showcased the best of Australian independent fashion and accessories designers in a stylish, lively, colourful and comical fashion film.
Models Olivia & Anissa of London Management wearing Lui Hon
I asked Jenny if we could use her amazing home to shoot our fashion film in and she very generously said yes, so we went about creating this backdrop to our concept. I wanted to get the look of space and grandeur with a big dose of quirky over the top glamour.
Model Anissa wearing Neo Dia
Fashion Torque have always supported emerging and established Australian designers from the show’s inception and we like to think we continue to show our support in this stylized high fashion presentation that hints of ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, Jean Paul Gaultier’s 1990’s “Eurotrash’ television show and the most colourful woman in fashion today, Anna Della Russo (well, aside from Jenny) all while making comment on today’s media grabbing fashion set that attend event after event in the hope of being the ultimate ‘Media Whore’.
Model Olivia from London Management wearing Lui Hon alongside the 'Queen of Colour' herself Jenny Bannister!
We were so lucky to find two perfect models that totally got our concept and conveyed a great international feel but still understood the comic style we wanted for the fashion film.
Jenny doing her best 'Beatnik' impression wearing her own design leather ensemble alongside amazing silver plated actual crocodile foot necklace' by Ott by Lia T
I seem to very 'seriously' wearing a pair of Jenny's vintage sunglasses
The beautiful Anissa of London Management wearing hat by Richard Nylon for Lui Hon and stunning red leather Lui Hon suit with me, again serious!
A comic clip from our fashion film
Model Anissa in emerging designer E.R Emslie & Millie Mosca outfit
In Jenny's stunning vibrant yellow hallway, Jenny looking slightly 'flat'!
Anissa modelling Lui Hon top with accessories by the amazing Alexandra Blak in a clip from the film
Jenny wore some of her fabulous archive designs accessorised with her more recent plastic fantastic creations with Courreges headband and vintage sunglasses.
So you were talking about some 'out there' sunglasses?
Myself and Jenny in a shot from the film, Jenny wearing her own design with gold plated actual croc foot neckpiece by Ott by Lia T, both of us wearing Jenny's vintage sunglasses.
The fashion presented in 'Fashion Torque Media Whore' shows Australian designers who have had high profile international and national success. Well respected fashion designers Lui Hon( Harpers Bazaar), Neo Dia (Vogue Italia) along with emerging designers A.R Emslie & Millie Mosca join up with accessories designers Alexandra Blak (Grazia Paris) and OTT by Lia T (Vogue UK) to create a vibrant explosion of current fashion.
‘Fashion Torque Media Whore’ by Hinny Tran
Please check out 'Fashion Torque Media Whore' on YouTube
HUGE thanks to Hinny Tran, Jenny Bannister, Anissa & Olivia of London Management Iain Murton, Narelle Hall, Andrea Plowman and all the amazing designers featured in the film.