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Coinciding with Dries Van Noten’s birthday today, i-D presents High Tide, a short film by Albert Moya featuring the designer’s spring/summer 15 women’s collection.
Fashion's master of ceremony, Dries Van Noten deals exclusively in the really, really epic. When Albert Moya, the filmmaker behind American Autumn, set his sights on the designer's work, a certain amount of grandeur was to be expected. Starring Van Noten's runway regular Hanne Gaby and his spring/summer 15 women's collection, High Tide was shot at the Federal Hall in Wall Street and in Long Beach in collaboration with Edu Grau, the director of photography behind Tom Ford's A Single Man.
"A metaphor of resurrection and of the return to the light, this film is also a tribute to the spirit of fashion; a reawakening of the new after the twilight of the days gone by," Moya says. One of Van Noten's most thrilling productions ever, the finale of his spring/summer 15 show saw models sprawled around a magnificent hand-sewn green carpet resembling a forest floor, scored with birdsong and warm lights, in a moment of serenity that seemed to have time standing still. Drawing on the spirit of that collection, High Tide takes its own moment to reflect on some of the bigger questions in life.