The Annual 2012

School of Visual Arts

Fashion Show

Stephen Frailey and Jimmy Moffat

In February 2012, photographers, filmmakers, and fans gathered at the SVA Theatre for the New York Fashion Film Festival. Celebrating the rise of the moving image in fashion, the event featured screenings of the most influential fashion shorts of the past year, and a discussion led by GQ’s “Style Guy” Glenn O’Brien. The festival was hosted by MPS Fashion Photography Department Co-chairs Stephen Frailey and Jimmy Moffat, along with Bon Duke, a student in the program who earned a BFA in Photography at SVA in 2009.

Stylecaster blogger Susie G surveyed the event:

Included in this year’s showing was a mix of both highly popular fashion films—like Lanvin’s Fall/Winter 2011 film that featured Raquel Zimmerman and Karen Elson dancing to Pitbull as well as Mulberry’s Fall/Winter 2011 film featuring an excellent soundtrack from Miike Snow—and shorts from lesser-known brands and photographers, such as the two-part film for London-based label A Minute Silence that seemed to pay tribute to the ’60s French New Wave film, Who Are You Polly Magoo?.

After the hour-long viewing of the year’s creme de la creme of fashion films, a panel of industry insiders consisting of advertising creative wiz John Jay, T: The New York Times Style Magazine’s Alix Browne and photographer/director Poppy de Villeneuve discussed some of the highs and lows of the previously viewed shorts, as well as other fashion films from the past year that hadn’t made it into the festival (mainly, Harmony Korine‘s disturbing Snowballs fashion film for Proenza Schouler).

New York Fashion Film Festival 2012: Mulberry, Lanvin & More