From July 2, at Garage Screen summer cinema, one can watch films in which the directors tried to predict the fashion of the future. This program is the result of the partnership between the team at Garage, summer cinema partner—the online platform FARFETCH, and the periodical about fashion, beauty, and modern culture—The Blueprint.
The program includes six films, in which the fashion plays the main part in creating an image of the future or an alternative reality. The audience will trace how the cinema tried to imagine the fashion of the future and how the designers, along with the directors, dressed the people of the "future".
The joint program will open with the film Dolls (2002) by Takeshi Kitano—three stories about love and death that occur in mythical Japan and refer to the classical Japanese theater of kabuki and bunraku. This is the director’s most symbolic film, in which the costumes by Yoji Yamamoto and the color decision play a crucial role. The next film in the program, Through the Thorns to the Stars (1981) by Richard Viktorov, is the finest example of Soviet fantasy film, in which the conceptual work on costumes and design truly stands out. The audience will also be able to see the restored version of Metropolis (1926) by Fritz Lang —an expressionist anti-utopia about the technological world of the future, which influenced not only the development of cinema, but also the history of modern costume. In August we present the famous comic sci-fi film Barbarella (1968) by Roger Vadim with Jane Fonda in futuristic outfits which greatly influenced the fashion of the 1960s and made cinema history. Another cult film on the program is Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott, a cyberpunk classic which inspired the whole generation of designers.
These films are united by their creators' attempts to imagine the people of the future and their world, shown through the prism of fashion. The aspiration to the future also unites the screening program organizers. The activity of Garage is aimed at the development of modern art and culture. The FARFETCH online platform has from the very beginning sought to change the future of the fashion industry with the help of digital technologies. The Blueprint magazine is characterized by forward-thinking approach to its material.
The screenings will be held at Garage Screen every two weeks on Mondays. Each of them will be accompanied by a lecture by experts from The Blueprint—fashion historians, costume designers, and fashion journalists.