An offshoot from 2005's three-month Moving Fashion project, the fashion film season Editing Fashion shifted the focus of SHOWstudio's exploration of fashion film from direction to the editing process and from fashion figures to established editors and SHOWstudio viewers.
Offering exclusive footage of John Galliano's Spring/Summer 2006 catwalk show shot by Nick Knight and a selection of possible soundtracks by guest artists, SHOWstudio viewers were asked to make an edit from the material provided which lasted up to two minutes. By keeping the source material the same in all cases, the emphasis was kept on the individual editor’s approach and authorship. The second phase of this project saw a number of high-profile, internationally-based, professional editors from a range of different genres - including Bollywood, documentary, feature film and pornography - tackle the same footage to create a series of five-minute shorts in early 2006.
The edited fashion films are contextualised by behind-the-scenes galleries of casting cards and mood boards created by the Galliano atelier, the all-important reviews of the show itself and of course a film of the entire show.