The judges for the Fashion Film Awards 2019 have been announced ahead of the ceremony taking place next week on Thursday 17 October 2019. Alongside fashion photographer and SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight, the illustrious line-up of industry professionals spans multiple industry perspectives.
Given SHOWstudio's founding ethos as the home of fashion film, and Harrods' commitment to showcasing fashion talents globally, the Fashion Film Awards recognise the best of fashion in motion from 2019. With approximately 200 entries, the judges have had their work cut out for them. Read on for more info about the judges below:
Winnie Harlow is a Canadian model, spokesperson and activist. Having made her debut as a model on the US television series America's Next Top Model, she is known for her distinctive look, caused by having a prominent form of the skin condition vitiligo. Harlow has starred in campaigns for Diesel and Desigual, as well as regularly gracing the pages of i-D and Dazed.
Philip Treacy is one of Britain's foremost miliners, having won British Accessory Designer of the Year award five times and worked with the likes of Chanel, Versace, Valentino, Thierry Mugler, Rifat Ozbek, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. In 2000 his work was the subject of the exhibition ‘Unlikely Sculpture’, and in 2002 he exhibited hats created for Isabella Blow in ‘When Philip met Isabella’ at the Design Museum in London. In 2007, Treacy was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of his services to the British Fashion industry.
Raised in California, Chicago-born creative director Matthew M. Williams has worked with top talents from the worlds of art, music, and fashion throughout his decade-long career, shaping a refined aesthetic universe grounded in street culture. He launched womenswear brand 1017 ALYX 9SM for Autumn/Winter 2015.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Simone Rocha debuted at London Fashion Week with Fashion East in 2010, gaining instant acclaim for her directional and melancholy feminine designs. Harper's Bazaar named Rocha their Young Designer of the Year in 2014, and in 2016 she was named Womenswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards.
The legendary hair stylist forged groundbreaking collaborations with make-up artists and photographers including Kevyn Aucoin, Richard Avedon, and Patrick Demarchelier throughout the eighties and nineties, and was also central to the creation of the images of Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Princess Diana among many others.
Raquel Couceiro is Head of Fashion Film at SHOWstudio. Born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, Couceiro creates and edits films, working alongside the likes of Nick Knight and Rei Nadal. Couceiro's work focuses on exploring a breadth of film techniques and combining various fields of multimedia and art in the hope of breaking traditional boundaries and create strong visual languages. Couceiro has previously worked in the broadcast industry in Havana and Lisbon before moving to London in 2012.
For the past three decades fashion photographer and SHOWstudio founder Nick Knight has defined the cultural vision of a generation. Consistently challenging conventional notions of beauty, Knight continues to reinterpret the boundaries of contemporary fashion photography. In groundbreaking collaborations with an array of leading designers including Yohji Yamamoto and Alexander McQueen, he has shaped many of the iconic images that fill our minds through magazines, books, record albums, and music videos.
A team from esteemed the luxury department store round out the judging panel. Harrods, founded 1849, is headquartered on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, and attracts millions of international customers every year.