Fashion + Film

Film and Fashion seem to have a on again/off again relationship. They once enjoyed an intertwined kinship with fashion having a huge impact on film and vice versa, then came a disconnect that seemed to be mended with movies like The Devil wears Prada. Today, style insiders aren't sold on the idea that movies are creating real fashion moments anymore.

“I don’t think there’s a connection,” said Simon Doonan, the creative director of Barneys New York “it’s very rare to find real fashion in the movies or, more tellingly, to see current films that create much of an impact on the world of style.”

Despite the "it's complicated" nature of the relationship, fashion and film has given us some great moments. Not only in features, but in documentaries, shorts, and commercials. Here are some of our favorite projects of recent.

FRESH DRESSED is a fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion's catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Reaching deep to Southern plantation culture, the Black church and Little Richard, director Sacha Jenkins' music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers and other industry insiders, such as: Pharrell Williams, Damon Dash, Karl Kani, Kanye West, Nasir Jones, and André Leon Talley. The result is a passionate telling of how the reach for freedom of expression and a better life by a culture that refused to be squashed would, through sheer originality and swagger, take over the mainstream.

Watch Fresh Dressed on Netflix



The Door, a short film by Ava DuVernay, the fifth Miu Miu Women's Tale, is a celebration of the transformative power of feminine bonds, and a symbolic story of life change. The symbolic centre of The Door is the front entrance of the protagonist's home.

Starring Gabrielle Union, Goapele, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye, and Emayatzy Corinealdi

Shot by photographer and filmmaker Tyrone Lebon, the Fall 2016 Calvin Klein global advertising campaign spotlights an evolved cast of talent that encompasses actors, musicians, cultural icons, athletes, fashion idols, social media heavyweights, artists, and professional and street cast models - often paired together to create a dynamic and artful mix of visuals.

Starring Frank Ocean