Melbourne International Film Festival - Fashion X Cinema
August is always an exciting month with the brilliant Melbourne International Film Festival, between 2nd and 19th August, highlighting movies in many categories, including Australian and International films, Experimentations, Documentaries on various topics and History Uncovered. But this year we are super excited about fourteen movies, old and new, in one of the MIFF programs - Fashion x Cinema.
Fashion and film have a symbiotic relationship – each has, in turn, influenced the other since the birth of cinema. The films in this program launched style icons and have changed fashion trends for decades since.
The MIFF 2018 Fashion X Cinema is showcasing films across many genres and years, including some of our favourites such as Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and the classic, Picnic At Hanging Rock.
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, an unhappy fashion designer in an all-female psychodrama, and Yellow Is Forbidden, a documentary about Guo Pei, the designer of the famed dress Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met Gala.
Another on my list is Paris Is Burning, an award-winning iconic documentary of the gay expression pushed underground, and shows how an urban community in New York constructs a subculture that has its own style, values and language.
"Style is the weapon of these self-styled queens, their consorts and their entourages. Style is all-pervasive in speech, vocabulary, manner, dress and attitude."
– New York Times
What movies and documentaries will you be going to see at the Melbourne International Film Festival?
Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist. Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.