The trends in fashion world are born through a slow process. They are the result of a thorough analysis of various factors: new technological developments, fluctuations in art and architecture, political, social and economic changes, and last but not least the consumers’ behavior. All these are carefully reviewed by experts in the field, who then consult the designers before starting the creative process.
Some designers help in this process of forming new tendencies because their collections are always one step ahead and they have the courage to create new and unique looks. Miuccia Prada, Marc Jacobs, Phoebe Philo and Nicolas Ghesquiere are thought to be the designers who set the tone and whose creations are then copied by the mass-market brands. Prada is appreciated for she brings a new interpretation to the classic pieces and Jacobs for his style with vintage influences.
Another factor that determines the occurrence of new trends in the fashion world is the materials available on the market. Most designers buy materials for future collections from the same manufacturers, very few being able to order materials created exclusively for them.
Now that we have discussed the main influences in the world of fashion, we can further discuss discuss some documentaries on the fashion world. Make yourself comfortable on the couch and get ready to watch seven documentaries about the world of fashion. These documentaries are absolutely fascinating, so be sure to make time and watch them, as they are definitely a “must” if you consider yourself a passionate of the fashion world.
The first one, “L’ amour fou” brings to the forefront the love story between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, with archive footage and details undisclosed from their lives. If your appetite for stories of famous designers has been opened, do not miss wither the films “Valentino: The Last Emperor” and “Lagerfeld Confidential”, which are absolutely amazing.
Are you passionate about photography? Enter the life of the famous photographer Annie Leibovitz through the film “Life through a lens”. Take part to the fabulous shootings that it transposes into images for prestigious magazines like Vogue or Vanity Fair.
Then get to know the first street style photographer who at 82 years old is one of the most respected people in the fashion world and industry of the last decades and one of the oldest and charismatic photographers for The New York Times: Bill Cunningham, the film is called “Bill Cunningham New York”.
End the movie marathon with two bittersweet films: “The September issue” invites you to step behind the scenes of the Vogue editorial office, with Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, and “Picture me” is an honest and extremely well done documentary, full of details unknown in the life top supermodels.