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From 21 Oct to 5 Nov, the Singapore Fashion Film Festival invites you to discover the world of excellence, craftsmanship and passion that Fashion can be in its most exquisite expression.

The Singapore Fashion Film Festival is the first festival to bring the world of Haute Couture, ateliers, fashion and designers creative process to Singaporean screens.

With 10 documentaries premiering in Singapore, SFFF brings you into the exclusive and exhilarating world of fashion weeks front rows, with celebrities, backstage passes and catwalk moments. Be the guest of some of the world’s renowned ateliers in Paris, Milan, London and New York, and discover the exquisite mastery of the world’s finest craftsmen.

The great ‘love affair’ between Singapore and fashion, as well as the buoyant fashion scene, made it obvious that Singapore was the right place for the festival.

SFFF also intends to be a promotion platform for local fashion talents in Singapore and are rejoicing over the initiatives that will take place at the occasion of this invitation such as the exceptional reality documentary-series ‘The Underground Stage” by Sinema TV, an open studio at MILK PHOTOGRAPHIE, one of the leading fashion photography studios in Singapore, a meet-up with fashion photographer Olivier Henry and fashion desginer Wykkid Song.

 

The Day Before: Alexander Wang
Documentary | Prigent, Loic | 2010 | 26 minutes | English | Exempted from classification

In this ten-part documentary series, Prigent chronicles the final 36 hours prior to crucial seasonal runway shows featuring creations by some of the fashion world’s leading designers.

At 26 years-old, Alexander Wang runs a multimillion dollar business, with the fashion world watching his every move. With a strong vision and a large support team, his first-ever show to be broadcast in Times Square will be one of the most special moments in his career yet. Tension is up!

 

The Day Before: Donatella Versace
Documentary | Prigent, Loic | 2010 | 52 minutes | Italian with English subtitles | Exempted from classification

In this ten-part documentary series, Prigent chronicles the final 36 hours prior to crucial seasonal runway shows featuring creations by some of the fashion world’s leading designers.

For the first time ever, Donatella Versace allows access to her creative process. From ateliers to fittings, and a pilgrimage to the bedroom of her late brother Gianni Versace.

Italian opulence and fantasy, driven by the mysterious and surprisingly fragile Donatella. Star quality and perfect handcraft are the keys of the Versace success. But in this time of economic crisis, Donatella has a lot to do. An intense glimpse into the life of one of the great fashion divas.

 

The Day Before: Jean Paul Gaultier
Documentary | Prigent, Loic | 2010 | 52 minutes | French with English subtitles | Exempted from classification

In this ten-part documentary series, Prigent chronicles the final 36 hours prior to crucial seasonal runway shows featuring creations by some of the fashion world’s leading designers.

Jean Paul Gaultier, renowned for his unforgettable costumes for Madonna and Kylie Minogue, mixes wit and magic in a Parisian haute couture show. The night will be long but when the magic happens it’s almost a miracle.

 

Signé Chanel
Documentary | Prigent, Loic | 2005 | 120 minutes | French with English subtitles | Exempted from classification

The progress of an haute couture collection from Karl Lagerfeld’s initial sketches through to the selling of the clothes to wealthy customers.

This is a loving depiction of the fascinating enclosed world of the couture house, with its esoteric age-old skills, human comedy and tense, secretive atmosphere.

 

Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton
Documentary | Prigent, Loic | 2007 | 82 minutes | English | Exempted from classification

There is a striking contrast between the extremely formal structure of giant Vuitton and Jacobs’s extremely laidback attitude. Hired in 1998, confident and media-wary, he has invented Vuitton’s ready-to-wear line, and turned over the world of luxury with limited series of handbags designed by contemporary artists. Today, Louis Vuitton has become LVMH’s goose with the golden eggs, responsible for over 60% of the group’s income.

 

Paul Smith: Gentleman Designer
Documentary | Carrel, Stephane | 2011 | 55 minutes | English | Exempted from classification

Paul Smith has 400 shops and outlets in 35 countries, 12 clothing lines, 400 million euros in yearly revenues, sales topping Chanel’s, partnerships with Evian, Apple, and Austin, and prestigious bicycle and racecar brands.

Picture Me: A Model’s Diary
Documentary | Schell, Ole & Ziff, Sara | 2010 | 80 minutes | English | NC16

Filmmaker Ole Schell follows his girlfriend, model Sara Ziff, for several years documenting her rise from a fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. In the process, Ole and Sara go behind the scenes and chronicle the glitzy world of high fashion modeling, from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris.
This intimate account features in-depth interviews with noted photographers and designers, but also relies on footage shot by the models themselves, giving voice to those who are often seen, but rarely heard.

The Secret World of Haute Couture
Documentary | Kingmoth, Mary | 2006 | 60 minutes | English | Exempted from classification

The world of haute couture is like a private club. Members are very rich, extremely discreet and their clothes are the most expensive in the entire world. In a journey which takes her from Paris to New York and Los Angeles, filmmaker Margy Kinmonth meets millionaire customers and world famous designers as she explores this anachronistic but little explained pocket of the fashion industry.
What are the unwritten rules of membership? And why is it all so hush hush?

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé : L’amour Fou
Documentary | Thorreton, Philippe | 2010 | 109 minutes | French with English Subtitles | M18

Upon Yves Saint Laurent death, his life companion Pierre Bergé decides to sell their private art collection. This sale is considered ‘the auction of the century’. Each object and art piece tells a story about their personal lives. This documentary, filmed with rare material archives and exclusive images of their homes, tells their story : A story of love, arts and ethics.

Hermès presents “Hearts and Crafts”
Documentary | Kingmoth, Mary | 2006 | 60 minutes | English | Exempted from classification

Celebrating this year’s annual theme of “Contemporary artisan since 1837”, Hermès is delighted to present “Hearts and Crafts”, a film directed in 2011 by Frédéric Laffont and Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat. This documentary pays homage to the artisans of the numerous Hermès métiers.

 

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