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Fashion Film: S.W.A.L.K. II

by Nick Knight, Raquel Couceiro, Myles Henrik Hall on 6 October 2020

'For Margiela, the co-ed is an artistic industrialisation of the artisanal. We would like to show how the artisanal could influence the ready to wear, how it can inspire us and the industrialisation of fashion’ John Galliano

‘The details of that mad tango all came back, the stabbing intensity of the movement, fabric chafing into flesh’

John Galliano's Maison Margiela S/S 21 co-ed collection is unveiled in S.W.A.L.K II, a film made by Nick Knight in collaboration with SHOWstudio. Intertwining with the distant memory of moonlit tango dancers in Buenos Aires and an impending marriage, documentary footage from inside the Margiela Atelier reveals the two lines of artisanal and ready-to-wear weaving together, renewed classics offer new iterations of genderless fashion. Transfixed in a continuous dance, whisperings of the past meet the present, sealed with a loving kiss.

'For Margiela, the co-ed is an artistic industrialisation of the artisanal. We would like to show how the artisanal could influence the ready to wear, how it can inspire us and the industrialisation of fashion’ John Galliano

Creative Direction and Concept:
Direction:
Models:
Anton Engrbox at Marilyn, Jean Lemesre at Bananas Paris, Kyona Van Santen at Titanium, Lamich Kirabo at Select, Leon Dame at TIAD, Maartje Convens at Hakim, Madelyn Whitley at The Face, Malick Bodian at TIAD, Margo Whitley at The Face, Niki Geux at Premium, Theodoor Kooijman
Art Direction:
Alexis Roche
Movement Direction:
Pat Boguslawski
Tango Instructor:
Nathalie Clouet
Styling:
Olivier Rizzo
Make-up:
Nails:
Jennie Nippard
Set Design:
Writer:
Kier-La Janisse
Content Editor:
Sound Design:
Jeremy Healy at Defnx
Sound Edit:
Cheekypaul
Music:
'The Sound of Couture‘ specially created and composed by Jeremy Healy and Tom Linden; 'Orchestration & The Sound of Couture' performed by Riccardo Mulhall, Juli Linden and Facundo Barreya; ‘Llorando’ by Rebekah Del Rio; 'Amour, Castagnettes Et Tango’ by Gloria Lasso; ‘Assassin’s Tango’ by Jeff Steinberg; ‘Libertango’ by Jeremy Healy and Tom Linden; ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ by Garbage; ‘Tango’ by Gorang Bregović
Voice Over:
Nicolás Cifuentes
Motion Graphics Design:
Nick Merdasi, Zachary Mayne, Gabriel Carasso
Poster Illustration:
Casting:
DIT:
David Palmer
Phantom DIT:
Adam Shell
Underwater Focus Puller:
Rob Hill
Camera Operation:
Philip Martin
Underwater Camera Operation:
Claudia Legge
SHOWstudio Executive Producer:
Executive Producer:
Kat Davey
Producer:
Bella Hollamby
Production Manager:
Tabitha Robotham
Production Coordinator:
Noot Coates
Local Production:
MAI Productions
Music Producer:
Tom Linden at Narrative Mind / Anger Music
Video Production at Maison Margiela:
SISSO
Backstage Co-ordination:
Olivier Van Der Velde
Photographic Assistance:
Thomas Alexander, George Read
Camera Assistance:
Ali King
Underwater Camera Assistance:
Natalie Turner-Blackman
Styling Assistance:
Niccolo Torelli
Set Design Assistance:
Alfie McHugh
Make-up Assistance:
Cathyanne MacAllister, Caroline Saulnier, Daniel Kolaric, Mara Cifronti, Elena Gentile, Ilaria Bosco, Midor Takahashi
Hair Assistance:
Claire Moore, Massimo Di Stefano, Mee Kyung Kim Porter
Production Assistance:
Alice Carlet, Jess Chant, Johnny Faulkner
Backstage Assistance:
Betty Slovenije
Post Production:
Loic Maes
Set Build:
Magna Set Building
Gaffer:
Mat Buchan
Grip:
Alex Tate
Rigger:
Martin Smith
Set Medic:
Pietropaolo Cavaliere
Electricians:
Greg Lengyel, Ricky Davies
Desk Op:
Andrew Siddal
Phantom Operator:
Martin Godward
Playback:
Karl Taggart
Water SFX:
Aquatic Impact
Lighting Supervisor:
Ian Barwick
Dive Supervisor:
Imogen Danks
Communication Consulting:
KCD
Clothing Care Manager:
Olivier Van Der Veld
Clothing Care Assistance:
Betty Sirk
Special Thanks To:
Maison Margiela, the co-ed team, the Atelier, the store managers, OTB and Staff International and their factories

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