Sunday, May 21, 2017

Coming Soon This Week: 2017 Canadian International Fashion Film Festival

The 2017 Canadian International Fashion Film Festival 
(CANIFFF)
 

The Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF) returns to Calgary on May 26th to May 28th. I cannot stress how important it is to support this festival and what it means to connect Canadian talents to rest of the world. The 2nd annual event will once again create the rare opportunity within an intimate and friendly space that allows fashion talents, artists and filmmakers to connect, engage and share creative ideas.

There are over 300 submissions from 34 different countries this year. It amazes me how much and fast this festival has grown in little less than a year. Whether you’re in the industry or not, there’s bound to be at least one film that will inspire you, take you into the deeper discussion of what makes a good fashion film.

The founders of the festival, Katrina Olson-Mottahed, Rania Al-Naimi and Zai Mamdani have spent incredible amount of time and effort, traveling around the world to meet and scout some of these international fashion films for their audience. Filmmakers of various countries will come to Calgary for the first time to attend – In exchange what an honest way to share our Canadian spirits to our visitors, especially when 2017 will mark the 150th birthday of Canada.

It was an honor again to be invited as one of the programming committee members of CANIFFF. Though I will not be able to attend this year’s event, I am really excited for all the nominees of the 13 award categories, judged by a panel of fashion and film experts from across the globe. I do have a few favorites in mind, but no spoiler here – You should all check out CANIFFF to find out more info of the festival and tickets. I can assure you all that this is not your typical fashion/film event in Calgary.

 
 
xx Do the things you are passionate about; Learn from ones who inspire you; Strive to become an expert at what you do xx
Binzento Vincente: A Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

Friday, May 19, 2017

Regent's University London Year End Student Fashion Runway Show

Regent's University London Year End Student Fashion Runway Show
(photos: associated press)

The graduating students at the Regent’s University London’s fashion and design courses showcased their year-end runway project at 148 Brick Lane in London on May 11th 2017. Over 600 guests attended the runway presentation. Some of the notable attendees include fashion entrepreneur, designer and Chair of the Costume Society, Sylvia Ayton MBE, along with prestigious representatives from Monsoon, Arts Thread, Hearst and Nike amongst others. In addition, three student prizes were awarded that evening for the ‘Regent's International Fashion competition for Schools 2017,’ sponsored by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Winning student Vanda Volcikova from the English College in Prague, Czech Republic, saw her design professionally styled and photographed, and also received a collection of Bloomsbury fashion books. Competition runners-up were Turaya Morton-Kemsley, The Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth, UK, and Defne Uzelli from Hisar School in Turkey, who also both received Bloomsbury prizes. There were some amazing talents showcased by the students that night. We can only wait to see what these rising stars will become to drive our fashion industry in the near future. 
 
xx Do the things you are passionate about; Learn from ones who inspire you; Strive to become an expert at what you do xx
Binzento Vincente: A Fashion & Lifestyle Blog