Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Fashion Night's Out is a genius event which was dreamt up by Anna Wintour, the inaugural event took place last year with a handful of cities taking part and this year cities all over the world joined in the Fashion's Night Out fun. Well this event has been captured in the form of a documentary called Fashion Forward: Making It. Ashley Greene who is best known for her role in Twilight hosted a documentary on what it takes to make it in the fashion industry. New generation fashionistas such as Alexandra Wang and Rag and Bone, outside talent such as Gwen Stefani and Justin Timberlake and insiders such as Tory Burch and Tabitha Simmons are featured. And of course no fashion documentary would be complete without Anna Wintour. Using last September's Fashion's Night Out as a catalyst, Ashley looks at the energy of the fashion industry. We kick off with Alexander Wang and his gradual descendant onto the fashion scene and he takes us through the themes of his collections. We meet Tabitha Simmons, a top stylist who has worked at Vogue and was solely responsible for putting together the huge fashion show that took place at Fashion's Night Out. We see how she got her foot on the styling ladder through a part time job at a shop and then a few years later she went off to NYC and worked on a variety of magazines till she landed the gig at Vogue. We then go to rag & bone aka the Brit duo Marcus Wainwright and David Neville who gave up their mundane office jobs to set up their funky menswear. We get to see the methods in which they create their quality tailored clothing.
remember a few months back I wrote about how Gossip Girl were dedicating two episodes of Fashion's Night Out to the show? Well Fashion Forward looks at how the event was seamlessly meshed into the explosive storylines.
Those in the US can catch Fashion Forward: Making It on CWTV.