Thursday, March 18, 2010

Seditionaire goes digital... First Person, that is!

NOTE: This the latest cut, and OFFICIAL TRAILER for Women on Top!

Directed by Lita Tresierra
Shot & Edited by Kenneth Leonard
Styling by Dang Trinh
Hair and Make-up by Rhiana Hogan

Well folks, after an arduous and valiant wait here is a taste of our next project, Women on Top. As you all well know, it has long been our mandate to incorporate other arts and disciplines such as fashion and technological arts into the theatre. After many collaborations with the likes of Montreal's Fashion Week and Fringe Festival, our latest projects bring us to collaborators with which we'd only ever dreamed. Women on Top is a project that celebrates women at every level, but in true seditionaire style, we've brought on lady collaborators from around the globe to help spice things up. Working with a local cast and crew, we have expanded our horizons by setting our sights on New York's Fashion Week, and beginning a collaboration with NYC based Irish fashion designer Daryl K and burgeoning Latin-American shoe label Dieppa Restrepo.

This year will prove to be a busy one for Seditionaire, as we embark on this project, we already have our next in line, an original production entitled Love Letters Lost. This project will bring on board true heroes as fellow collaborators, the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. A live interactive show dealing with Argentina's Disappeared and the effects of the Dirty War, it will also help pave the way for our first feature project.

Speaking of firsts, we are happy to announce that we've applied to the First Person Digital grant sponsored by Studio XX and the NFB. A grant geared at exploring technological innovations in the staging of live theatre and film, it also aims to create more content for women and showcase some of the amazing talent the ladies of our city have to offer. Both our projects are up for this one, so cross your fingers for us, seditionairies! Once again, a huge thank you to all who helped on the shoot of this film, a very special thank you to Rhiana Hogan for the beautiful hair and make-up, and to Daryl K and Dieppa Restrepo for the fabulous clothes. Watch this space for more on Women on Top... First film of this series will be coming soon!!!

Your friendly neighbourhood Seditionaire

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dieppa Restrepo - F/W2010

DIEPPA RESTREPO Fall 2010 from Andrea Vargas Dieppa on Vimeo.

This short video directed by Rodrigo Madrazo provides a more artistic approach to the look-book. Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and even Tom Ford, more and more designers are now leaning towards new mediums of expression to display their collections. Some more abstract, some more conventional it seems some designers have tired of shining a spotlight on an otherwise empty stage and have opted for telling stories in which their collections star as one of the protagonists. The power of seeing a collection in context seems to be proving a strong accompaniment to the traditional runway show, not to mention much more accessible... might we be moving in a direction that runway shows as we know them might become a thing of the past?

Watch this space for news on Seditionaire's upcoming project, WOMEN ON TOP, a multimedia collaboration with designers Dieppa Restrepo and Daryl K to be premiering at New York Fashion Week.