NYFW 101 With Wei Han
The ever-transcending runway is a token for all that is glamorous and revolutionary in the world of fashion. Fast pace movement coalesced with peculiarly melodic sounds of pointer fingers on shutters, drowned out by the comforting thud of bass, signifies the completion of a creative journey in which something remarkable is finally displayed for all to gaze upon.
Shot entirely on 16mm film, NYC-based filmmaker Wei Han went behind the scenes at NYFW to compile the short that calls attention to the multifaceted landscape of designers on the runway—a landscape that is susceptible to the recurrence of innovative metamorphism. Joining mature designers are upcoming new fashion blood from top fashion schools like Parsons The New School for Design, Central Saint Martins, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, and independent avant-garde fashion spaces such as Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn. Han’s film underscores the expeditious, beguiling beauty that denotes New York as a major fashion capital. In the words of the filmmaker himself, “The vision of this film is to show people a New York that’s not cliche. When watching it, people will know that this is New York but will still get a sense of freshness that they haven’t quite seen before.” Watch the full short film above.
Film courtesy of Wei Han
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