EDITORS’ LETTER

DEAR DIGITAL TRAVELLER, It is an inspiring moment in our metaverse and digital fashion universe. NFTs are becoming a recognised form of art, and we have seen the rise of digital events hosting millions of viewers, bringing people close together in a more sustainable manner. The fashion system is now more open to digitisation too. […]

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STANDING WOMAN

Artworks by Alana O’HerlihyFashion by Dean diCriscio O’Herlihy, known in the industry for her self-portraits, has created four that comment on the future in fashion, art, and design. Her four personalities, styled in full GCDS by Dean DiCriscio, combine the old with the new, merging nostalgia with regenerative concepts. The portraits flit from 60s mod […]

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STANDING WOMAN

Directed by Alana O’HerlihyFashion by Dean DicriscioStarring Alana O’Herlihy

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TRANSFORMATION OF SELF

Words by Alice Finney In July of this year, 33-year-old Canadian singer Grimes – whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher – took to Instagram to celebrate reaching two million followers. The post, which has since garnered over 250,000 likes, is a behind-the-scenes shot from her latest venture as a judge on the upcoming avatar […]

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MATRIX.MP3 – PREVIEW

Video by MisatoFashion by Sita AbellanFeaturing Leïti Sene

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ART FOR ART’S SAKE

Words by Christina Donoghue ‘In the 1970s, record covers were singularly the only medium of progressive visual imagery that permeated my life – the only place where I saw progressive visual culture was on a record sleeve’, graphic designer and art director Peter Saville once told me. No one can deny that album artwork has indeed […]

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SYNTH

Videographer Fred E. GasimovFashion Lisa JarvisMoving Direction by Nick CoutsierCasting Direction by Remi FelipeMake up by Yvane RocherHair by Nicolas PhilipponPostproduction Sheriff Projects

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GCDS

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IS TIKTOK A GOLDEN TICKET OR PURE IMAGINATION?

Words by Mischa Anouk Smith “CAUSE I GOT A GOLDEN TICKET I’VE GOT A GOLDEN SUN UP IN THE SKY.” So goes the lyrics to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s “(I’ve Got a) Golden Ticket” – a catchy ditty that currently scores countless TikTok videos and has 90.7m views on the platform. It can also be viewed […]

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OFF THE WALL

NFT Artworks by Tyson ParksMusic by Bryant Rutledge – Low Limit Parks is no stranger to the music world, having worked in the music field as a hip-hop producer with a background in electronic music composition for many years. So, when VHF reached out to collaborate on work that explored music, Parks already had an […]

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WHO’S GOING TO SAVE YOU NOW?

Words by Georgina Evans You might think it trite to look at the link between politics, activism and music. Political songs commenting on the world’s issues are commonplace; Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi, Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? Pet Shop Boys’ It’s A Sin and Solange’s Don’t Touch My Hair are just a few that come to mind. Some of the most […]

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DANCING WITH DIGITAL

Words By Günseli Yalcinkaya  REAL-WORLD RULES DON’T APPLY HERE A colossal Travis Scott emerges from a comet as he bursts into a performance of “Sicko Mode”. Teleporting across the stage, the rapper has levelled up to Godzilla-like proportions as he stomps across the pixelated city vistas of his virtual stage inside the online shooter game Fortnite. […]

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I’M YOUR FANTASY

Artworks by Johnny Kangasniemi

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VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR

Words by Georgina EvansVideo by Beat Saber Do you recognise that song in the background of your video game? Maybe you do, and perhaps you don’t, but the importance of music in gaming is not to be underestimated. A great soundtrack can immerse you in a scene, alert you to changes or welcome you into […]

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GUCCI ARIA

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EDITORS’ LETTER

DEAR VIEWER, What a year has been! This time last year, the global pandemic was raging. Amongst that uncertainty, we at VHF were just starting to see the results of our hard work. The situation was undoubtedly tumultuous and scary, but amongst the chaos, we found inspiration in the digital revolution that had begun. I […]

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SPHERE

Video by Damien KrislFashion by Natacha VorangerModels: Idjima @Makers, Victoria @Premium, Assetou Sy @Women, Josephine Jeanne @Viva, Tia Wan @newmadison and Phebe Vanderoost @Viva

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KEYED UP

Video by VHFdigitalFashion by  Phoebe ArnoldModels: Yebeen Seol @Elite, Nikki  @thehive

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SETTING THE SCI-FI SCENE

Words by Georgina Evans Interiors are everywhere at the moment; an understandable side effect of time indoors in the past year. We perhaps previously took for granted the impact a well-curated space can offer, the mood it can set. Over the past year, mid-century mood boards, modernist statement pieces, and Made in Italy have peppered […]

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THE 10TH VICTIM

Movie by Elio PetriStars: Ursula Andress, Marcello Mastroianni, Elsa Martinelli

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THAT’S HOT

Words by Georgina Evans  Creative Director Nicola Brognano is bringing Italian fashion into the next generation. You don’t need to be a Paris Hilton stan to recognise the impact of Blumarine’s AW21 collection. After almost two years, Creative Director Nicola Brognano has moulded the brand’s identity, on and off the runway, revelling in the early […]

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A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

Words by Zoe Whitfield, Artworks by DotPigeon – represented by Plan X Gallery  ZOE WHITFIELD SPOTLIGHTS PLAN X, THE MILAN-BASED GALLERY LEADING THE CHARGE FOR CHANGE. Asserting itself as an ‘unconventional’ contemporary art gallery, Plan X in Milan possesses a disruptive disposition, characterised by its desire to implant a provocative brand of aesthetics within the traditionally more reserved framework […]

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WHAT MAKES US WHO WE ARE?

Words by Georgina Evans Lausanne-born artist Andy Picci’s work often circles identity and intimacy. He invites us into virtual worlds and fake realities through dream-like filters, challenging us to self-reflect as he has. After a year of no travel, no family visits and limited exploration, who are we now? If we think of life as […]

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RICORDATI COME ABBIAMO INIZIATO

Video by Luis SanchisFashion by Masayo KishiModels: Kitty Hayes, Seashell, Ryu Aguilar

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TAKING TRADITION TO NEW DIMENSIONS

Words by Astrid Hiort ITALY IS PULSATING WITH BRANDS PUTTING IT ON THE MAP AS A HUB OF NEW WAVE TALENT. We often look to London for emerging, inventive talent, but the usually conservative fashion of Italy has presented dynamic and experimental names of late. Italian style is frequently associated with impeccable craftsmanship, tailoring, and […]

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BUBBLING OVER

Artworks by Matis Ferioli

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NEW WAYS OF LIVING

Words by Mischa Anouk Smith, Artworks by Zyva Studio IN A CLUTTERED AND CHAOTIC WORLD, THE SURREAL SCENERIES OF 3D DESIGNERS LIKE ALYSSA RAMSTETTER, BLAKE KATHRYN AND MASSIMO COLONNA, WITH THEIR SWEEPING CURVES, CANDYFLOSS COLOURS, AND ENTRENCHED NOSTALGIA, OFFER A RESPITE FROM OUR DAILY LIVES AND ENVIRONMENTS. In a cluttered and chaotic world, the surreal sceneries of […]

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FACE-TO-FACE

Videos by VHFdigital, Model by Angelina Jesson Directed over Zoom, Jesson plays with a selection of digital filters from some of our favourite brands, recording as she goes. VHF selected filters that showcased this season’s stand-out accessories for Jesson to experiment with. You can try the filters too – click on the image for a redirect to Instagram.

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A FUTURISTIC SPRITZ

Words by Georgina Evans The pandemic incited a seismic shift within the creative fields and their use of digital. We saw a wave of digital fashion and NFTs wash in, with industry greats playing with new digital ideas to keep sensory products afloat without in-store encounters. Outside of the beauty or fashion world, we have […]

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THE FRIGHTENED WOMAN

Movie by Piero SchivapazzaStars: Dagmar Lassander, Philippe Leroy

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HOPE LIES AHEAD

Words by Amanda Luna Ballerini, Videos by Laila Al Habash AFTER NEWS BROKE OF TV CHANNEL RAI’S USE OF BLACKFACE, MILAN-BASED WRITER AMANDA LUNA BALLERINI SPOKE WITH MUSICIAN LAILA AL HABASH ABOUT THE CURRENT ITALIAN ‘RACIST LIMBO’. ‘In my opinion, we cannot talk about the racist and ignorant Italian mentality without mentioning Berlusconi’s twenty years of politics […]

EDITORS’ LETTER

DEAR VIEWER, It is with great pleasure that, after months of hard work, we proudly welcome you all to this brave new venture, VHF video journal. Lately, it seems the world is evolving faster than ever. After this past year’s events, everyone is calling for radical change. And rightly so. At VHF, we want to […]

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AN ODE TO KRAFTWERK

Raf Simons, Collection AW 98-99

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Raf Simons: Radioactivity, Revolution and Redux

Words by Georgina Evans  The year 2020 was a blockbuster for Raf Simons. The Belgian designer launched womenswear for the first time under his label, debuted his break-the internet-worthy collection for Prada and celebrated his eponymous brand’s 25th anniversary with an exclusive 100-piece archive launch, dubbed ‘Raf Simons Archive Redux’. All the while, Simons was […]

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REMOTE CONTROL

Video by VHFDIGITALFashion by Jamie Maree-ShiptonModels Amanda Junggreen & Honor Grace

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TERRA INCOGNITA

Video by Yvan FabingFashion by  Phoebe ArnoldPerformance: Mette Linturi

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GOING DIGITAL

Words by Georgina Evans IT’S BEEN A TUMULTUOUS 2020 FOR THE FASHION WORLD. THE YEAR BROUGHT ABOUT A LOT OF INTROSPECTION, CHANGE AND ADVERSITY, AND, BY NECESSITY, A MASSIVE PROGRESSIVE SHIFT IN FASHION’S DIGITAL LANDSCAPE. Whatever digital strategies were in the longterm pipeline were accelerated to the now. As we were trapped indoors, fashion had to […]

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THROUGH THE EYES OF NORBERT SCHOERNER

By Dino Bonacic, Videos by Norbert Schoerner The future-proof, forward-thinking power of visionary creative Norbert Schoerner. If you scroll through Norbert Schoerner’s extensive portfolio of work, it’s easy to pinpoint some of the most culturally significant moments from the past three decades. In the 1990s, it was his partnership with The Face that produced photographs […]

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VIRTUAL RELICS OF AN UNCERTAIN TIME

Words by Georgina Evans Even if you don’t recognise the name you will no doubt recognise Andy Picci’s work, his globular 3D fonts and filters are ubiquitous. Dominating the art of the Instagram filter and selfie, Lausanne-born artist Andy Picci’s work captures our most intimate moments, distorting our realities, questioning our identity. The artist has […]

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PERCEPTION OF REALITY

Video by MISATOFashion by  VHFDIGITAL

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3045: CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER

Words by Bella Gladman HOW DO WE IMAGINE CLOTHES FOR THE YEAR 3045? BELLA GLADMAN LOOKS TO THE SCI-FI FILMS OF THE PAST TO PREDICT THE FASHIONS OF THE FUTURE. From the sixties up to the mid-seventies, sci-fi films like Barbarella and Logan’s Run dressed their characters for a future that was energetic, fun and sexually […]

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RETURN TO SENDER

Words by Geogina Evans Artworks by Pascal Sender As the digital landscape expands, more creatives explore and experiment with the mediums on offer. Artist Pascal Sender, a student of the prestigious Royal College of Art, stands out above the pack. The inaugural exhibitor to open the Saatchi-Yates Gallery in December 2020, Sender has carved out […]

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REFORMING FASHION FABRICATIONS

Words by Jessica Bumpus JESSICA BUMPUS TAKES A LOOK AT FASHION’S MOVE TOWARDS BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE BIODEGRADABLE FABRICS OF THE FUTURE.  If circa five years ago someone told you their trainers were made from plastic bottles, it might have elicited shock, surprise, a certain amount of novelty and disbelief. But of late and arguably 2019, the […]

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METAMORPHOSIS

Video by Jenny BroughFashion by Jordan Kelsey Performance by Emma

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BLUR, SMUDGE, SHARPEN: KENTA COBAYASHI

Words by Georgina Evans To enter artist Kenta Cobayashi’s graphic, pixelated and blurred world is to feel intoxicated. His films and photographs feel as if we’re flowing through a lucid dream; viewers are coddled by the familiar imagery but alarmed by the curious smudged lines. What’s real? What’s edited? Do I recognise that place, face […]

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FACE-TO-FACE

Videos by VHFdigital, Model by Victoria Massey

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RECON

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ADRIANA HOT COUTURE

Words by Georgina Evans ACH’s latest creative exploit is a deep dive into how all things virtual infiltrate the fashion world. Collaborating with global digital artists, Adriana Hot Couture showcases their kitschy designs and accessories through specially created filters. Each filter explores our mixed reality world: pictured here are @visualize.mee’s specialised SS21 filters, as well […]