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Brief Published: 3 Jun 2013

Givenchy x Barneys Fashion Film


Luxury Parisian fashion house Givenchy recently teamed up with celebrated Canadian filmmaker and photographer Gordon Von Steiner to create an exclusive short film for New York designer department store Barneys.

The film focuses on the label’s menswear collection – one of the most anticipated launches of 2012. Von Steiner uses geometric shapes, glitchy movements and a bass-heavy soundtrack to emphasise the Spring/Summer 2013 collection’s urban, gothic romance. The end result is an atmospheric and engaging visual spectacle, with Von Steiner pulling inspiration from the iconographic prints and religious themes featured in Givenchy’s collection, with the American flag, Catholic crosses and triangles all proving integral to the strong, haunting aesthetic.

Von Steiner is a regular contributor for fashion publications GQ, Vogue Italia and V magazine and is known for his arresting visuals and dystopian vision. For another example of his unique vision, see the unnerving and riveting film Face the Future created for Vogue Italia here.