Photographers, filmmakers, fashion insiders and enthusiasts will be gathering at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23 Street) on Thursday, February 2, for the New York Fashion Film Festival. Celebrating the rise of the moving image in fashion, the festival begins with a reception at 7pm, followed by a screening at 8pm of the most influential fashion films to emerge in the past year, as chosen by 35 of NYC’s top fashion tastemakers. The evening’s program features original short films for brands like Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Chanel and Lanvin and includes films by a roster of leading fashion photographers including Quentin Jones, Nick Knight, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel and Tim Walker, among others.
GQ’s “The Style Guy” Glenn O’Brien will lead a panel discussion on the fashion industry’s embrace of film, featuring Poppy de Villeneuve, photographer and film director; Alix Brown, deputy design editor, T: The New York Times Style Magazine; and John Jay, global executive creative director, Wieden + Kennedy. The panelists will discuss the evolving genre of fashion film and its impact on the industry.
The event, now in its second year, is hosted by MPS Fashion Photography Department Co-chairs Stephen Frailey, also chair of the BFA Photography Department and editor of Dear Dave, magazine, and Jimmy Moffat, co-founder of Art + Commerce, along with alumnus Bon Duke (BFA 2009 Photography). Festival sponsors include StyleCaster, (capsule), Le Book, Purple Fashion Magazine and Dear Dave, magazine. The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, visit nyfff.com.