Why Fashion Designers are Venturing into Filming

Over the years, film and fashion have been interrelated. Some film directors started as costume designers, e.g., Mitchell Leisen. Their success has made many designers to branch into directing sector. This news has hit the headlines in the fashion sector recently.

Several individuals have shifted their careers. For instance, Tom Ford who was a renowned costume designer in 2009 opted to become a director. He worked on his first successful performance known as ‘A Single Man.’ It gained a lot of popularity and was a success.

In 2013, another designer, Agnes, participated in the NY Firm Festival performing her very first fiction feature. She emerged victorious in her endeavors. After some time, Laura and Kate who were sisters also indulged themselves in film directing and released their film.

The above individuals, who were working as designers before shifting their careers, are among many designers who have opted to change their jobs. They have experienced different success degrees thus proving that their choices were the best.

About 15 years ago, fashion world and formed many collaborations with directors of reality shows. That is the reason why it not unusual to find designers who are models, pop stars and actors. The ability for these designers to publish their magazines has made them enjoy more profits in their businesses.

‘Woodshock,’ a film produced by Kate and Laura is one of the latest in director/designer cannon. It has attracted many viewers. Its themes are guilt, drug abuse, and grief which have made it more of a drama film.

According to Filmmaker magazine, Mr. Ford was probably the first man to change his designer career into filming. However, they also stated that he was not the last person to do this. These people have ended up very successful, e.g., the producers of ‘Woodshock’ and Tom Ford.

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