FILM REVIEW: THE NEW BLACK

Natalie Salvo's Written Portfolio

fashion

The Next Black is a fashion documentary that doesn’t look at what’s in style now; nor does it examine what will be fashionable in a year’s time. Instead, it looks around the corner at what is coming next by interviewing the pioneers and innovators within the industry who are using technology and new ideas to create garments that are stylish, environmentally sound and forward-thinking.

This 40 minute film is directed by David Dworsky and Victor Köhler, the pair who are also responsible for directing the documentary, PressPausePlay, which looked at how the digital revolution is impacting on the arts world. The duo use a combination of voiceovers, talking head interviews and footage of the actual outfits in action to tell the story with both black and white and colour film. Nancy Tilbury from Studio XO describes how fashion and technology intersect. This was done especially well with the 3D printed…

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