The Vanessa Bruno catalogues are already seen as out of the ordinary offerings in the world of fashion. Her work with photographer Mark Borthwick has always expressed a desire for freedom in tune with nature and the body.
This season, Vanessa has decided to go further by asking Stéphanie Di Giusto to film Lou Doillon, already seen in the last catalogue. Stéphanie is a young artist, both video director and photographer, who has worked notably with Brigitte Fontaine, Camille and the New Young Pony Club, as well as Sliimy.
Lou is a presence where all the ambiguities of femininity seems to be in motion, both feline and delicate, incarnate yet secret.
The film captures this fleeting impression of a life force wishing to unfurl in shadow and light.
It consequently unfolds in three movements:
-The intimacy of a woman, fragile and animal-like, in the depths of the earth. Time is seemingly suspended.
-The wind rises, the rhythm gets carried away to the beat of percussion. Determined, she gains momentum against a red background. Hearts race and the editing goes wild.
- Her black silhouette is freed in the sky. She reflects the radiance of a sun in her mirror, triumphant and dazzling. She wakes up to the world, to shapes, to materials.
Finally her stolen smiles are a reminder that, for Vanessa Bruno, the most important things about a woman are naturalness and authenticity.
Always very present in the world of Vanessa Bruno, here the music calls for the voice of Linda Perhacs, a fragile folk sound, before the march and flight of Final Fantasy. This musical trend is also found in her fashion show.
This is both story and emotion. A film like a poem. A delicate and refined collection.
The film can be viewed on the vanessa bruno.com site from 9th September, 2009.