January 12th, 2016
Fashion Popcorn is a love project conceived by Emily and Harriet , and their mother Constance, in early 2010. We’re aiming to create a community of creative minds from fashion, film and digital media (as well as anyone else who’d like to join!) and have some fun. Oh, and start conversations around fashion and film on the digital landscape, and beyond, and explore creative opportunities and foster collaborative relationships. Not too much then. Phew!
We see really exciting potential in cross-sector relationships, and would like to open doors between industries. All three of us are creative content producers, all three work increasingly in the digital arena, respectively as a fashion writer/editor and digital content producer and consultant; film-maker/performance artist and marketeer; and artist and pervasive media practitioner.
Born out of Emily’s existing blog, we decided that – given there’s nothing like face-to-face communication – we wanted to get a bunch of lovely people in a room to kickstart ideas.
Attended by over 60 bright minds from fashion, film and digital media, Fashion Popcorn launched in July 2010 with the support of Shooting People. Held during Rushes Soho Shorts Festival at the fabulous London College of Fashion, we presented a mini fashion film showcase, an interactive ‘Krstl’ showcase from Tim Kindberg, and a panel discussion with Emily, Harriet, film-maker Kathryn Ferguson and Tim. Then drinks, of course – delish (slightly strong) Italian Spritzers from Martni.
Fashion Popcorn part deux took place during Encounters International Film Festival on November 18, 2010, at Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio, followed swiftly by Fashion Popcorn #3 on December 1, 2010, at the Crown Pub in E3 London, Fashion Popcorn Four at London Short Film Festival 2011 and Fashion Popcorn Five at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011. After a little sabbatical, Fashion Popcorn returns again for a sixth time during London Short Film Festival 2013 on the 8th January. Watch this space for more info!
We are aiming to continue the conversations this website, and welcome any contributions or comments. We don’t pretend to know it all. In fact, our point is that we don’t know it all, and are actively seeking to engage with fellow practitioners and learn in collaboration. And also talk about lovely fashion things which take our fancy. And good places for tea and cake – essential brain food, non?
Check out our showreel for a flavour of what to expect
Contact Fashion Popcorn on firstname.lastname@example.org