Fashion designing is often about inspiration - but sometimes, it's necessary to take space in idleness to get the creative juices flowing. There's a lot of motivation to be found in other designers' creative processes: to see how they overcome challenges, work in teams, and find creative solutions for their brands. Digifair selected 5 fashion documentaries to get inspired by -- and remind us why we fell in love with fashion designing in the first place!
Dior And I (2014): Raf Simons Makes Fashion History
A lot was said about Raf Simons' first collection at Dior where haute couture was presented during the Fall-Winter 2012/2013 season. As more is being said about the high-pressure involving the fashion business schedule nowadays, it's amazing to see how the new artistic director created everything in just eight weeks, making a point to show the collective effort behind a fashion show. Directed by Frédéric Tcheng, who shows the very emotional creative process and handmade work behind an haute couture collection.
The True Cost (2015): Let's Think About Sustainability
No fashion designer is unaware of the effects the fashion and textile industry can have on the planet. The harsh and direct points of this fashion documentary - which counts on strong speeches by green fashion activist Livia Firth and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood - are an inspiration to rethink the way we produce and consume fashion, and take action towards change.
Dries (2017): An Independent Fashion Designer
Dries Van Noten is a rare case in the fashion industry: an independent designer showing his collections in Paris Fashion Week for the past 25 years. How does he do it? This fashion documentary is an intimate portrayal of his personal and creative life, filmed throughout an entire year. It's impossible not to be inspired by the fashion designer's integrity towards his business and creativity in general, and learn a lot from his poetic vision of the fashion world.
McQueen (2018): Disrupting The Fashion Industry
Alexander McQueen was a fashion designer of many firsts in the industry, especially regarding his fashion shows, in which he incorporated technology. A disruptive by nature, McQueen's inspiring career is explored in this fashion documentary, providing a lot of innovation to boost the viewers' creativity.
7 Days Out (2018): How Chanel Does It
Karl Lagerfeld made Chanel even more grandiose and iconic than it already was. And to have a chance to go deep into the late designer's creative process is truly inspiring, especially when it follows the 7 days before the brand's Spring-Summer 2018 haute couture collection. Fittings, castings, the amazing dedication of seamstresses working around the clock to make it happen are a few of the highlights of this fashion documentary, available as an episode of Netflix's "7 Days Out" series.
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