Party Report: DIScONNECT Fashion Film Fest


Now in its fourth season, DIScONNECT is a one-night-only fashion film festival put on by the recently-disbanded Fashion Collective. Last week’s event at The Hoxton was themed Gender Fantasia and the city’s hot young things were there in full force to celebrate. The night was appropriately hosted by drag queen Miss Margot, who hyped the crowd before the screenings. Such Canadian talent as Francisco Garcia and Adam Levett directed each a films, and each one took a very different perspective on the prescribed theme. There were dancing shadows, dancing drag queens, models eating Cheesies, and models diving into bathtubs of rose petals. A film by Renata Kaveh was centred entirely on the industry song-of-the-moment, Zebra Katz’s “Ima Read”. Each piece riffed on the gender construction that men and women are typically confined to in fashion. Suffice it to say, all were beautifully rendered and easily linked the separate but diverging arts of fashion and film. The crowd loved it, as was obvious in the cheers, laughter and applause during and after each piece. At the end of the night, “No Fun,” a film by the Levett brothers, styled by and starring former FLARE intern Chloe Wise, was announced as the winner of a $1000 prize, as chosen by a panel that included The Bay’s Christopher Sherman and designer Rad Hourani.

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