For me, the very best of the Moving Fashion shorts are ones where the style or aesthetic of a photographer whose stills you love seemingly 'comes to life'. Opening up each new 30 second short holds the same mixture of anticipation, slight dread and wonderment as experienced prior to a blind date or meeting someone you've previously admired: what if they let you down?
Thank the Lord, then, that Willy Vanderperre, a photographer I have longed to have on SHOWstudio for ages, stays true to form. These thirty-eight seconds depicting a 'living centrefold' of Raf Simons' right-hand-muse Robbie remain extremely close to the meticulous, classical stills we most associate with Vanderperre. Concentrating on the narrow distance between definitive still and 'time-based portrait', everything is left to nuance.