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Cutting the Fashion Body by Nathalie Khan

Fashion history and theory lecturer at Central Saint Martins, Nathalie Khan, has opened our minds with an academic analysis on the rise of fashion film and the consequent decline in the still image. Citing SHOWstudio's The Fashion Body project, Khan selects three films in particular to support her poignant debate on how fashion film, and SHOWstudio as a platform, is challenging more traditional forms of fashion media. 'The photograph is forever locked in the past and the digital image offers permanent presence. Fashion is caught in its own reflection—locked in the past it has begun to move and is part of a new and permanent presence.'

Read this pivotal essay now and re-visit the full The Fashion Body series of films!