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Fashion Film: Ceremonial Formality

by Frederik Heyman on 24 February 2020

Frederik Heyman's fashion film explores transcending the limitations of our natural condition, as models and contortionists engage with–and become–machinery. S/S 20 fashion from Gucci, JW Anderson, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Marni and Mugler is set amidst an unsettling distorted soundtrack. Bodies are twisted and surrounded by digital hardware, and the mechanics of respiration are reimagined through vapour jets and breathing apparatus. 

As we go beyond the human, how do we think about the body? And once the body becomes machine, what is humanity? Could humanity be a consciousness untethered to any physical thing? This short film gives a glimpse into what our future psyches might become.

Frederik Heyman's fashion film explores transcending the limitations of our natural condition, as models and contortionists engage with–and become–machinery. S/S 20 fashion from Gucci, JW Anderson, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Marni and Mugler is set amidst an unsettling distorted soundtrack. Bodies are twisted and surrounded by digital hardware, and the mechanics of respiration are reimagined through vapour jets and breathing apparatus. 

Concept and Direction:
Model:
Ruoyi Yi
Contortionist:
Claudia Contortionist
Hair:
Teiji Utsumi
Make-up:
Cecile Paravina
Sound Design:
Lars Moereels
3D Scanning and Clean-up:
FBFX Digital
Production:
Bounce Rocks
Styling Assistance:
Natalia Farnaus
Hair Assistance:
Sho Tanaka

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