If my life was a movie, I’m pretty sure I would know what the soundtrack would be; a lot of Lana del Ray and some Kanye West, just for good measure. As for the clothes…that would probably take me years of precise planning and speculation, but thankfully there are people who do that kind of thing for a living; the designers. Fashion has always played a massive part in the film industry and especially in the 21st century, where all the creative people of the world grasp onto anything inspiring, including your favourite movies. There has been so much inspiring work in films recently, creating a surge of innovation and self-expression on the runway and all over the fashion industry.
Black Swan was one of those movies which felt like a piece of art rather than a Hollywood blockbuster (well, it was pretty much both). One aspect of the masterpiece was Rodarte, who designed the absolutely stunning ballet dresses for the movie. I would imagine that it would be incredibly exciting for designers to work on a movie, as they would get to explore new heights and bring the most interesting of characters to life. Not to mention the split-personalities in Black Swan. The Mulleavy sisters took the darkly romantic nature of the movie and translated it into a script like no other.
More recently was the emergence of our new favourite freelance surveillance agent and researcher (because we know of so many others), Lisbeth Salander. The intriguing character from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo managed to captivate our more dangerous side, as well as H&M’s. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo collection at H&M sold out and ended too quickly for my likings, but from what I managed to see, it was completely fierce and called out to me in all its glorious androgyny and leather.
Obviously, you can’t talk about film and fashion (my two favourite f words) without mentioning Alice in Wonderland. It’s been done time and time again, but Tim Burton’s remake of the Lewis Carol novel sparked fresh inspiration in designers such as Donatella Versace and also the brains behind Vogue.
I think that the reason fashion and film go together so well is because they both allow you to tread new waters (in high heels) and they have no limits whatever you endeavour to create.