Films

What I’m watching: Joe’s Film



Joe's Film - Joe McKenna film about Azzedine Alaia

This delightful film about Azzedine Alaia is currently doing the rounds on Instagram.

Shot over the course of a few years by super-stylist Joe McKenna, ‘Joe’s Film’ is an intimate portrayal of the designer who eschews the corporate fashion system and its layers of stress and seasonal churn. (more…)



Petit Déjeuner – Just One



The latest in the DRG film series, Petit Déjeuner takes us to the design studio of a different kind of fashion brand…

A winter Thursday in London’s cosmopolitan Paddington finds us filming in the bijou studio of twins Mandeep and Hardeep Kaur. These charming, fine-boned twins are sharing their design process and morning rituals (more…)



Quote of the day: Jonathan Ullman



Paradise Garage film
“I’m not even sure that cameras were allowed in the Garage… a far cry from the smartphone forests that we see at gigs today. There, we lived in the moment, that’s all, and Larry would never have accepted seeing people busy doing anything other than dancing.” (more…)



Sotheby’s: Woman in a white shirt



Lucian Freud Woman in a White Shirt, portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire

I’ve just discovered Sotheby’s’ brilliant new series of short films, ‘Treasures from Chatsworth’, celebrating the art collection at Chatsworth. My favourite so far is Woman In a White Shirt, unpicking the muse and story behind Lucian Freud’s portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire. (more…)