designers of russian street wear label outlaw moscow are bringing their new film to australia
As the winners of Nick Knight's SHOWstudio Fashion Film Awards, the Russian creatives have a new film full of their incredible garments, friends and hang outs.
Established in 2000 by world-renowned photographer Nick Knight, SHOWstudio.com is a fashion website that prides itself on pushing the craft of fashion film forward and supporting new talent. In this vein, earlier this year, SHOWstudio held a Fashion Film Awards competition which saw entries judged by industry figures like Diesel's Nicola Formichetti. The winning film was called OUTLAW and was made by Dilyara Minrakhmanova and Maksim Bashkaev, who also happen to be the designers of the Russian street wear label Outlaw Moscow. The film showcased the label's incredible clothes and gave a sweet, lo-fi glimpse into life as a young person in Russia.
OUTLAW won best film in the SHOWstudio Fashion Film Awards earlier this year.
The prize for winning best film included mentorship from Nick Knight as well as £10,000 to go towards a second film, which is, excitingly, about to be released. As part of MPavilion's program of events, next week the Outlaw Moscow designers and filmmakers will be in Melbourne to present their brand new second film with a discussion panel to follow.
OUTLAW Film 2 is a series of five 60 second acts which move through varying representations of the almost one hundred years of Russian history since the 1917 revolution. The designers and their friends represent a new community of Russians who, unlike generations before them, embrace diversity in terms of sexuality, race and religion. It also promises to make you want to buy their entire collection, so be prepared.
Thanks to QIC Global Real Estate, SHOWstudio's winning film makers, Dilyara Minrakhmanova and Maksim Bashkaev, will be at MPavilion on Tuesday 15 November to present their new film with a panel hosted by i-D to follow.
Text Briony Wright