ETHETICS (ethics+aesthetics) is a series exploring and celebrating ethical and socially responsible brands around the world. We're dedicated to the telling of alluring stories that provoke the eco-conscious and the eco-curious. Created by Amber Moelter & Luis Barreto Carrillo (aka Noir Tribe), in partnership with the International Trade Centre's Ethical Fashion Initiative.
In the second episode of Ethetics we showcase standout looks from the Lukyanho Mdingi & Nicholas Coutts A/W16 Tactile Collection in three different South African landscapes, from a barren desert to a lush mountainside on models Gandhi Mukiza and Yannick Konan. The MDINGI COUTTS A/W17 TACTILE Collection was showcased at the Generation Africa show produced by Pitti Immagine and the Ethical Fashion Initiative. With Coutts’s distinct weaving technique and Mdingi’s traditionalist approach to minimalism and classic basics; the two used Africa’s natural landscape as a means to conceptualize the overall aesthetic of the collection.
ETHETICS Episode 2: MDINGI COUTTS premiered at the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 and premiered online at Vogue Italia.
Awards include Best Documentary at Panama Fashion Film Festival, Best Cinematography at both Miami Fashion Film Festival (also nominated for Best Creative Concept) and the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa Fashion Film Festival (also nominated for Best Fashion and Best Documentary), Best Designer/Brand at Fashion Film Festival Milano (also nominated for Best Documentary), and Best Styling at Mexico Fashion Film Festival.
Further nominations include: Best Fashion Documentary at the London Fashion Film Festival, Best Film from US/Canada at the Berlin Fashion Film Festival, and Best Director at Porto Fashion Film Festival. It is an Official Selection of the fashion film festivals in New York. Canada, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Sarajevo, Chicago, and FASHIONCLASH Fashion Film Festival in the Netherlands. It was also invited to screen at the Academy Award-qualifying Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Japan.
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