This year's season will cover a variety of stylish stories starting with an exclusive insight into the iconic fashion powerhouse Gucci, a documentary covering the journey of an Australian fashion designer hitting the runways of Paris through to a captivating story investigating the disappearing art of men's tailoring.
The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts
Opening the season with an Australian premiere, The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts takes viewers inside the walls of fashion giant Gucci, covering the intimate world of its creative director, Frida Giannini.
Filmmaker, Christina Voros pays attention to the life of Giannini as well as her surrounding family, team and models (including James Franco, who also produced the documentary). Filmed over an 18 month period, Giannini reflects on her rise to one of the top fashion jobs in the world, as audiences see Gucci's collections come to life in spectacular global shows.
Documenting the journey of prominent Sydney-based fashion designer, Kym Ellery, as her avante-garde label, Ellery debuts on the runways of Paris. From Italy to Sydney, then Paris, Kym Ellery has propelled to international fame, with the likes of Leandra Mendine (The Man Repeller), Romy Freedman (Style Me Romy), Edwina McCann (Vogue Australia) and model, Phoebe Tonkin all contributing to this documentary from filmmaker, Patrick Pearse.
Amidst the somewhat chaotic three day lead up to the designer's first Parisian runway show, Première: Ellery in Paris, Kym takes a moment to share her fashion influences and love of art.
Men of the Cloth
Moving away from runway fashion, Men of the Cloth explores the disappearing art of men's tailoring. Three Italian master tailors, Nino Corvato, Joe Centofanti and Checchino Fonticoli share their devotion to the age-old craft as they face challenges maintaining a traditional craft in today's modern world.
Filmmaker Vicki Vasilopoulos follows the trio over several years to reveal the skill of tailor artistry, paying tribute to their dying art.
Dressed Up for Winter 2015 (Habilé(e)s pour l'hiver 2014-2015)
Another Australian premiere rounds out the season with Mademoiselle Agnès covering all the latest news from the fashion front line. Dressed Up for Winter 2015 (Habilé(e)s pour l'hiver 2014-2015) features Nicolas Ghesquière showcasing his first collection for Louis Vuitton, Iris Van Herpen shrink wrapping her models in the name of art and Jeremy Scott revealing how to take over an Italian brand as he assumes the title of creative director at Moschino. Karl Lagerfield escorts his Chanel VIPs to the world's choicest supermarket and Rihanna attends all the major shows of the season.
Dressed Up for Winter 2015 will screen with Loïc Prigent's short documentary Fendi: Inside the Mothership (2013).
If you would like to join in with ACMI's fashion film festivities, Fashion on Film screenings will run from Saturday 30 August to Sunday 7 September. Book your tickets on AMCI. Tickets go on sale within the next couple of weeks, and will cost $17 at full price.