The Dutch fashion label MAISON the FAUX is in the midst of creating its third collection that will be premiered during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam in January 2015. Titled ‘C’est Vrai ou C’est Faux?’, this new collection will explore the themes of transparency and authenticity in fashion. What is real, what is fiction and what do we want the audience to think is real? To offer a possible answer to these questions, the label has now launched a website that features of live stream of the workshop so that the public can witness the creative process from start to finish.
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Aptly called ‘Drone Boning’, the first drone-shot porno has been released by Brooklyn film company Ghost+Cow. According to the filmmaker Braondon LaGanke, the idea saw the light of day as a light-hearted parody on surveillance culture and privacy. “The plan was to take beautiful landscapes and just put people fucking in them,” he said to Motherboard. Filmed in San Fran, the porno shows gay and straight couples fornicating in a beautiful scenery of sweeping landscapes, mountain vistas, and majestic beaches. Watch the video below; NSFW of course, but not that harmful unless the beauty of Mother Nature is your aphrodisiac.
Die Antwoord’s latest release is single ‘Ugly Boy’ that comes with a video full of celebs in cameo roles, dancing around with the zef side. We see Cara Delvingne shooting a squirt gun filled with blood, Dita von Teese in black nipple pasties, Marilyn Manson giving Yo-Landi Vi$$er a burning rose and the ATL Twins, Jack Black and Flea dancing around. Unlike their previous tracks, this one from their album ‘Donker Mag’ is less aggressive and features a mellower, synth-pop side to the duo. Watch the video after the break.
As part of Gap’s new holiday campaign called ‘Play Your Stripes’, Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes has been commissioned for a tightly choreographed video set to ‘It Is What It Is’ (from his 2013 release Cupid Deluxe). Wearing a striped shirt in front of a striped backdrop, Hynes dances around in what has become his trademark dance style. The stripes on his shirt light up as if they were part of a keyboard – and everyone can play along thanks to an interactive webcam game on GAP’s website. Just throw on a striped shirt and you’re in the game.
Our favourite Girls are returning to the screen in the beginning of next year with its fourth season that picks up right where we left off. At the end of last season we saw Hannah torn between leaving Adam and enrolling at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A quietly released preview and behind-the-scenes footage reveal that she heads back to the Midwest and Elijah – for reasons unknown – joins her. When it comes to the other girls, we see Marnie continuing her half-baked singing career (and even more half-baked affair) with Desi; Jessa seeming lost (we have to go by footage of a police confrontation); and Shoshanna finally meeting her parents on screen. Expect cameos by Ana Gasteyer, Zachery Quinto, Marc Maron, and Gillian Jacobs. According to Lena Dunham, this time the Brooklyn girls will “make smarter choices and realise life is still hard.” Watch the teaser below.
In one of the rather unexpected tech-meets-music collabs we’ve witnessed in 2014, singer and dancer FKA twigs has released #throughglass, a high-concept dance vid she directed for Google Glass. The short is backed by tweaked versions of (the unreleased) “Glass & Patron” and “Video Girl” from her debut full-length album LP1. It features twigs dancing against a highly-regarded choreography provided by the Google Glass she’s wearing in the video. After showing off her own skills, she toggles through other dance styles while twigs doppelgängers enter the story. All in all, the short film is a look into the technologically enhanced yet fractured mind and it works as a commentary on identity and tech.
Watch the full video below.
Filminute, the international one-minute film festival that curates a collection of the world’s best one-minute films, has announced the winners of its 9th edition. “Filminute takes great pride each year in attracting talented filmmakers worldwide who are skilled in the art of storytelling and who are drawn to the challenge of creating entertaining, moving and provocative films that are exactly 60-seconds long,” says Festival Co-Founder and Executive Director John Ketchum. Discover the winners below – from short film horror over drama to a fantasy-filled short, it’s often amazing what stories these directors can tell in a mere 60 seconds. For more information on the 2014 edition, click here.
Watch the action-packed trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Inherent Vice’
Joaquin Phoenix can boast an array of astonishing acting performances, such as emperor Commodus in ‘Gladiator’, Johnny Cash in ‘Walk The Line’ and Theodore from the 2013 feature ‘Her’. Chances are, he will be able to add the character of Doc Sportello, the private eye in ‘Inherent Vice’, to that list soon. The story is an adaptation on the eponymous novel by Thomas Pynchon and is set in the 1970s. One day his ex (played by Katherine Watson) rings the doorbell with a new idea: at that moment she is the lover of the wealthy Mickey Wolfmann. The plan is to kidnap him and hide him in a psychiatric institution.
For the American director Paul Thomas Anderson who adapts the story by Pynchon, this film will without a doubt be a happy reunion with Phoenix – the two worked on ‘The Master’ which received three Oscar nominations. The all-star cast features names as Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Benicio Del Toro. The New York Film Festival will premiere the film on October 4th.
Watch the trailer below.
Dutch conceptual fashion designer Corné Gabriels recently released his butterfly bow tie collection. Together with typographic designer Janno Hahn, who typically uses butterflies in his work, and photographer/video maker Claudia Crobatia and dancer Duarte Fernandes, he created a poetic representation of the butterfly bow tie and the story of a man who finds his own identity. Watch the video below.