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Fashion Film: Helen Bullock

by Helen Bullock and Daniel Brereton on 9 September 2013

With a soundtrack by X-Ray Spex, Helen Bullock's fashion film explores the aggression of punk through a whirlwind of kitsch and twee aesthetics.

'I've never felt very represented by the notion of punk that you often see in fashion - and I couldn't find a way out of the stereotypical safety pin and tartan or the glamorised version often adopted,' explains Bullock. 'Looking more at the early days, I started to connect with the aggression, but not necessarily the anger - instead more the explosive reactionary nature. After listening to an interview on Woman's Hour with Oonagh O'Hagan, I got stuck on her comment that punk was a 'massive angry argument in your face.' I loved that physical reference. And equally that it was spoken on Woman's Hour, allowing for an association with a more sunny disposition.'

With a soundtrack by X-Ray Spex, Helen Bullock's fashion film explores the aggression of punk through a whirlwind of kitsch and twee aesthetics.

Concept and Direction:
Helen Bullock, Daniel Brereton
Performance:
Frances Rose Knee
Styling:
Hair:
Frances Rose Knee
Make-up:
Cinematography and Film Edit:
Daniel Brereton
Soundtrack:
'Oh Bondage! Up Yours!' by X-Ray Spex
Production:
Daniel Brereton
Production Assistance:
Gwen Leleu

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