Five Fashion Films We’re Looking Forward To In 2017

Have a look at the five best fashion flicks set to be released this year that we’re excited to see!

  • “Straight/Curve”
    A documentary about body image and the industry leaders challenging society’s unrealistic and dangerous standards of beauty.Helmed by filmmaker Jessica Lewis,“Straight/Curve” confronts the obstacles that this group of models deals with regularly, from size discrimination to body issues. It tackles everything from the problems with sample size casting, whether to eliminate plus-size model boards and the ultimate goal of making the concept of “plus-size” a non-issue in modelling altogether. Even though the plus-size market remains a potential billion-dollar business, it’s one that many fashion brands still shy away from. The fact that Lewis worked as a model for 15 years (both in plus- and straight-size markets) gives her an especially unique perspective.
  • “Dries” 
    <iframe width=”690″ height=”388″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q7Sqe2DKAFo” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>For the first time, fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year, Reiner Holzemer documented the precise steps that “Dries” takes to conceive of four collections, the rich fabrics, embroidery and prints exclusive to his designs. As well as the emblematic fashion shows that bring his collections to the world and have become cult “must-sees at the Parisian Fashion week.This film offers an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a Master Fashion Designer who, for more than 25 years, has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalisation.
  • “McQueen”

    Hollywood – and the public – seemingly cannot get enough of Alexander McQueen. But can you blame them? According to Variety, there is now a feature-length documentary in the works and is set to launch in theatres at the end of this year.The documentary, “McQueen” follows a feature film, which is still in production and set to be released in 2018, and a London play about Lee Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide at his London home seven years ago, on Feb. 11.
  • “We Margiela”

    “We Margiela” tells the untold story of the enigmatic and singular fashion house of Maison Martin Margiela. For the first time, co-founder of Maison Martin Margiela, Jenny Meirens and the members of the creative team that stood at the heart of the house talk extensively about the creative processes and unique philosophies of the Maison. Their stories told through detailed and intimate interviews, offers an unprecedented insight into the genesis and unravelling of one of the most influential fashion houses of our time.
  • Versace

    Set to be directed by Bill August and starring Antonio Banderas, this film will delve into the elaborate life of Gianni Versace, Italian fashion designer and founder of his eponymous label.Despite the film’s biographical nature, a spokesperson for Versace has stated that the fashion house “has neither authorised nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming movie about Versace. The movie should only be seen as a work of fiction.”