Forget Morning Cartoons: 9 Animated Fashion Films Worth Watching
When the world of fashion and video collided no one knew what was going to come of it, but with more brands jumping on board, amazing fashion videos have become works of art unto themselves.
Now, the videos have been taken up a notch with the introduction of amazing animated shorts. Animated fashion films are perfect for those of us who reluctantly gave up Saturday morning cartoons in the name of becoming an adult. From dancing make-up and video lookbooks to strutting animations and little gladiators, we’ve found some cool animated videos for you to enjoy. Watch as a cartoonist pokes a little fun atCourtney Love, snakes take over a behind-the-scenes shoot, and more. (Sorry, we couldn’t think of a good Snakes on a Planejoke.)
This new way of getting the word out about a new collection or campaign has quickly become an addiction for us and it’s cool to see fashion embrace short films because, well all know how long it took them to get on board with social media. Are there any of your favorites that we left off the list? Tell us!
Fashion and new media are currently colliding to bring you these nine animated fashion films that we're sure you'll love.
Louis Vuittonchurns out some awesome animated films and one of our favorites has to be . We're not totally sure how fashion is involved, but it's definitely fun to watch.
FilmmakerMolly Schiottook the dots and stripes ofMiu Miu's 2011 resort collection and brought them to life as part of a project for online creative network The IdeaLists and NOWNESS. It's a cute short definitely embodies the spirit of Miu Miu.
Peter Philips, global creative director forChanelmake-up, put together a video for NOWNESS that includes spiders, robots and a sassy Chanel model made of make-up striking a pose.
Kenzocreates amazing clothing, so you shouldn't be surprised that this animated short is just as awesome. It's a colorful, fun video that includes an animation strutting across the screen. Seriously, the girl puts real models to shame.
For their F/W 2010 collection,Pradaadded their name to the list of brands using fashion films to promote their lines. But, the didn't create just any old fashion video; they added a little animation and dubbed their creation a "MotionBook" (a fancypants new name for video lookbook).
Ah,Courtney Love, no matter how well-dressed she is she will always have a few screws loose. CartoonistMichael Mourisdecided to poke a little fun at Courtney and her relationship with the fashion world. Uncle Karl makes an appearance and so doesAndre Leon Talley. It's chalk full of f-bombs, so I wouldn't blast this one in the office.
Created for the theLouis Vuitton/Marc Jacobsexhibition at the museum of Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, this film was a collaboration between Vuitton and filmmakerChristian Borstlap. It's simple, attention grabbing, and perfectly embodies the brand.
Take a journey into the history of fashion with this film created byChristian Borstlap. Created to accompany the theme of Heritage for the 2010 IHT Luxury Conference in London the film includes little tidbits aboutKarl Lagerfeld,Alber Elbaz, andPrada.
Inez Van LamsweerdeandVinoodh Matadindecide to take fashion films up a notch with their forBalmain's A/W 2010 campaign. Watch asKate Mossis attacked by snakes and surrounded by intriguing animation. It's what would happen if Disney had a dark and twisted little sister.
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