A short film starring exceptional women who bring awareness to gender roles, politics and art, all the while decked out in @chanelofficial and dining over steamed dumplings in Downtown Manhattan.
Directed & Photographed by Margaret Zhang
Produced by Samantha Bennetts
Cinematography by Daisy Zhou
Location The Lucky Bee
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Our collaboration with Chloe Nörgaard really began with the idea of self-expression. Chloe’s ability to express herself in unique and interesting ways has inspired so many, and we thought we’d sort of bottle up that same sense of individuality into the collection. Her tattoos are super special and dear to her heart, so it was a no-brainer to splash them all over the designs to create these 4 statement pieces.
The pictorial was shot on the streets of Los Angeles by photographer, Amber Canterbury, in the Echo Park area where this kind of youthful individuality defines the community culture. We wanted to feature Photogenics kids that embody what it is to just BE: Nico Geyer, a guitarist and music student at The New School in NY, and Ally Durham, an Orange County girl who had enough guile to shave her head at 17.
Words from the designer:
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” (RWE)
Tara Dougans was brought to my attention not too long ago by one of our savvy interns, and I haven’t been able to get her work out of my mind. This Berlin-based digital artist, art director, and illustrator began her career in London where she spent 2 years doing art direction where her work was first noted for its hand-crafted, collage-style animation. In 2012, she teamed up with nowness.com to launch her first short called “Beware of a Man’s Shadow,” to mark the debut of Men’s Fashion Week in London and has since collaborated with Selfridges, Karl Lagerfeld, Maison Martin Margiela x SHOWstudio, Iris van Herpen, Commons&Sense Japan, Telegraph UK, Amsterdam International Fashion Week and the Fashion Department at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts.