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ACMI Fashion on Film for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) would not be complete without exposes and documentaries that highlight the biggest names, trends and history of fashion. Thanks to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), you can enjoy some of the hottest fashion films that delve into the traditions of fine tailoring, the world around Gucci's creative director and the latest runway shows from Paris. With tickets from only AUD11, ACMI offers a moving picture of fashion that will coax the fashionitas out of you and add another layer of excitement to MSFW from 30 August to 7 September.

The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts (30 Aug - 7 Sep)

The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts
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Frida Giannini, has been delivering successful collections that wow customers with their fresh sense of luxury and sensuousness since 2006. Produced by James Franco (who is also the male 'face' of Gucci), 'The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts' allows you to delve into the world of high fashion through the eyes of Gucci's creative director and her collections and runway shows over the course of 18 months.

Advanced Style (30 Aug - 7 Sep)



Watch the renowned blog 'Advanced Style' come to life through the collaboration of filmmaker Lina Plioplyte and celebrated fashion blogger, Ari Seth Cohen from New York. This documentary is all about the style and stories from fashionable seniors who are living life to the fullest. Ari has a personal interest in stylish older women who are both the centrepiece of his fashion blog and his heart-warming documentary. Well past their 60s, these ladies are living proof that age is not a barrier to a long, happy and fashionable life.

Premiere: Ellery in Paris (30 Aug - 7 Sep)
kym ellery
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Produced by filmmaker Patrick Pearse, this documentary takes you behind the scenes with Kym Ellery, a 30 year old fashion designer from Australia at Paris Fashion Week. It shadows an intense and nerve-wrecking 3 days of fittings, mini-dramas and music making as Kym debuts her design aesthetic. Based in Sydney, Kym's avant-garde inspiration has garnered international recognition for her label 'ELLERY'. As one of the elite Australian designers, she has been dressing some of the country's influential women as well as the world's top models.

Dressed Up for Winter 2015 (31 Aug - 6 Sep)

dressed up for winter
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Enjoy the best of nearly a month of Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014-2015 condensed into a 52-minute documentary by Mademoiselle Agnès and Loïc Prigent as they review the trends for the 27th edition of Habillé(e)s pour l'hiver. You will hear the latest news and see the highlights including Nicolas Ghesquière's premiere collection for Louis Vuitton; the first show of Moschino's creative director Jeremy Scott; Karl Lagerfeld taking his Chanel customers to the chicest supermarket ever created; Iris Van Herpen shrink wrapping her models in the name of art; and many more to tantalise your fashion senses.

Men of the Cloth (31 Aug - 6 Sep)

men of the cloth
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A much needed fashion documentary that records the fast disappearing art of traditional men's tailoring through 3 master Italian tailors. Filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos follows Joseph Centofanti, Checchino Fonticoli and Nino Corvato over several years in the US and Italy. Through their eyes, you can appreciate the stories about the challenges of maintaining a traditional craft in a contemporary and fast changing world.
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Why? Don't miss the best of fashion documentaries at ACMI
Phone: (03) 8663 2583
Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Cost: From $11
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