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ASVOFF Founder Diane Pernet with the evening’s Master of Ceremonies Caroline De Maigret

This year for the seventh edition of A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival we were in for some real treats at the opening ceremony, and the talents on showcase continued throughout the weekend. Works from illustrious names such as Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mike Figgis, Ellen Von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, David Lachapelle and Park Chan-Wook among others made it a memorable weekend.

Having worked with such iconic photographers as Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh and Terry Richardson, Caroline De Maigret kicked off the weekend as the Master of Ceremonies. The night brought together the winners from the competition program along with a screening of their short films. Finishing off the evening, Bianca Cassidy (from Eclectic fav CocoRosie) along with J-M Ruellan performed lived with a conceptual projection making another memorable experience of how fashion extends and brings together all forms creativity.

This year, Belgium designer Dries Van Noten was given the Carte Blanche and was in attendance at the opening followed by an interview the next day that explored his creative process and the impact of film imagery on his work. Hearing him speak really resonated with us just how strong of an impact Diane Pernet’s work has been in developing ASVOFF as a new medium to experience fashion. This feeling continued throughout the weekend as we got a chance to meet and speak to some of the directors and creative teams whose work was presented in and out of the competition.

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