MOVEment: where fashion, dance and film unite: Chalayan

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MOVEment is a unique series of short films uniting fashion, dance and cinema in a radical new way. AnOther Magazine has invited seven of the biggest names in fashion to create bespoke costumes for seven specially choreographed performances, interpreted for the screen by seven pioneering directors.

Bodies are abstracted, enmeshed and transported into the unknown, in this fluid choreography of linear distortions and brittle textures

Performance by Aya & Bambi, with choreography by Aya Sato and Ryan Heffington and costumes by Chalayan; film by Jacob Sutton.

Ever since starting his eponymous label in 1994, Hussein Chalayan has been celebrated for his multidisciplinary approach to fashion, incorporating the worlds of performance, design, art and technology into his pioneering oeuvre. He has also regularly worked with the medium of film – both to document the narrative of his clothing collections, and as an exclusively artistic practice. In 2005, he represented Turkey at the 51st Venice Biennale with a film starring Tilda Swinton. He has also exhibited solo shows at art galleries worldwide, from London’s Design Museum in 2009 to the Musée des Art Decoratifs in Paris in 2011.

Aya & Bambi are a Japanese dance duo who have exploded onto the international scene. Beginning as a YouTube sensation, they have risen to prominence over the past year, recently dancing alongside Madonna. Dancers, photographers, choreographers and models, they have an individual and instantly recognisable style, and are known for bold and expressive performances. Their unity of style and dance, and sharply choreographed and high-energy routines, make Aya & Bambi a striking and exciting new talent.

Ryan Heffington is a choreographer, artist and director, who weaves seamlessly between the commercial, art, music and concert worlds with his unique style of choreography. From heartfelt emotional content to camp humour, his work sews a story that is human and accessible. Major credits include two Grammy Video of the Year nominations – for Sia’s Chandelier and Arcade Fire’s We Exist – and winning an MTV VMA for Best Choreography of the Year for “Chandelier”. He has also collaborated with artists FKA Twigs, Sigur Rós, Lykke Li, Muse, Ke$ha, Little Dragon, and Icona Pop.

Jacob Sutton is a London-based photographer and director, who has explored various aspects of contemporary dance culture in both his photographic and film work. He has contributed to publications including AnOther, Another Man, Numéro and Numéro Homme, and has worked on advertising campaigns for Armani, Lacoste, Burberry and Nike. He has directed numerous successful editorial films including L.E.D. Surfer and Lil Buck featured on NO WNESS.

Photography Jacob Sutton Styling Agata Belcen

AnOther Magazine with Ford Vignale
Created in collaboration with Sadler’s Wells

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