The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
Fashion Film, 2016
Official selection of Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
Official selection of A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival 2017
Official selection of Copenhagen Fashion Film Festival 2017
Official selection Fashion Film Festival Milano 2017
Official selection Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival 2017
Best Australian film of Sydney World Film Festival 2016
fashion film to complement a graduate collection of the same name.
‘The Future Is Not What It Used To Be’ is a hypothetical look into a future scenario where defunct rundown commercial airliners are romanticised, and a subculture that derives it’s dress from old airline paraphernalia and fixtures is in-fight. The film follows a group of friends devoted to this subculture and uses fashion film as a device to further explore key concepts the collection by the same name.
An underlying feeling of dissociation and isolation runs throughout the film, as well as a heavy feeling of ‘faux’ nostalgia. The film explores the ideas of belonging to a group, and how holding your identity within a subculture can be a fine line between self-expression and self-deception.