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INDIA ON THE CATWALK

Manish Arora is one of the biggest icons in the world of Indian fashion today. He is known for a rich palette of psychedelic colors and kitsch motifs in garments combining India and the West. With creations worn by stars like Lady Gaga, he now has international acclaim. In India on the Catwalk, Arora takes the audience back to where it all began, telling a personal story about his rise to fame the international fashion scene.

From an almost accidental application to the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, and his first creations, Arora's career took him to the studio and a clothing company in Paris with hundreds of employees, a place where his ideas and everything melts together in colorful culture, art, design and fashion. But while he is praised on the international stage, in India, where fashion designers are thought to be ladies' tailors, he is a controversial character.


DVD / 2013 / (Senior High, College) / 28 minutes

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MY BAG, MY LIFE, AND MY NEXT BAG

It's the most popular luxury item in the world. It's the second biggest earner for haute couture brands and no celebrity will step out without one. In just ten years, the handbag has become the world's top selling accessory. The more expensive it is, the more it is snapped up! It's a reflection of one's personality and sometimes a great indulgence. However, the handbag's success poses endless questions about ourselves. Why are Italian bags the most sought after? How do brands like Repetto launch their handbag and corner the market? Why is Singapore now the center for knock off bags? How have the major brands managed to make it a "must have" in just a few years? How far will women (and some men) go to acquire the bag of their dreams?

DVD / 2013 / (Senior High, College) / 51 minutes

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BIG CITY, BIG SPIRIT

Two jewelry houses, each with their own defining heritage and mindset, share a passion for fine jewelry. The iconic Cartier is a French classic that has captivated jewelry lovers for over a century. Adornment of royalty and celebrities from around the world, Cartier has come to define the look of Parisian decadence and Hollywood glamour. Jaqueline Karachi, Cartier's lead designer, carries on the tradition and style of the distinguished brand. In the workshop, goldsmiths create each piece using only traditional techniques. Signature designs, like the Snake and Panther are kept alive in the workshop for historic jewelry, where master jewelers cast and polish the delicate surfaces and do the most intricate stone setting by hand. Mads Kornerup, head designer at rising Danish brand Shamballa Jewels employs the latest digital technology in his workshops, but turns to a tradition laden with history for inspiration. His jewelry combines stark Skandinavian lines with the intricate symbolism of Himalayan Buddhism. Shamballa creates exclusive and sophisticated, yet casual, jewelry for men, and many celebrities have come to embrace its masculine aesthetic.

DVD / 2012 / (Senior High, College) / 52 minutes

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JEANS - A FADED BLUE PLANET

From humble beginnings as durable clothing for workers in the mining towns of the Wild West, jeans have evolved into a cultural icon. The attire of a cowboy, a hero, a rock star and an ex-convict, jeans have played a part in antiestablishment movements and mainstream fashion alike. Changes in rivet, stitch and pocket placement trace the history of jeans that collectors treasure and pay for handsomely. Traditional dyeing techniques and hand-made denim live on in a few workshops, primarily in Japan, dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of fabric and control of every step in the process of making tailored jeans. On the other end of the spectrum, even the fading of jeans to give them a worn look is done on an industrial scale. Through interviews with fashion designers, jean tailors, historians and aficionados, Jeans traces the dissemination of denim and its cultural myths from America to the rest of the world and the formation of a global industry. All in a quest to find the reason why jeans have been so successful.

DVD / 2012 / (College) / 56 minutes

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TRENDMAKERS PART 1

Mark Ong, a skater from Singapore with a sense of urban design is known throughout the world for his line of customized skating shoes. He shares design creation process which was inspired by Michael jackson's Thriller jacket. Celebrity makeup artist Lee Kyung Min has launched her own makeup brand and prepares makeup design for the Gucci fashion show in Seoul. Chris Chang prepares her latest Fall/Winter collection for the Shanghai's fledgling high fashion industry.

DVD / 2011 / (Senior High, College) / 21 minutes

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TRENDMAKERS PART 2

Tamae Hirokawa is the lead designer behind Tokyo's Somarta Fashion label. For her, the world of haute couture is a stage where she can give voice to her vision.

Makeup artist Andy Lee provides his trademark attention to detail when preparing for a celebrity photo shoot in Singapore and designing makeup for collectable fashion dolls. Owner of Hair Art Lab in Seoul, Min Kyung, shares her process of introducing new hairstyle trends and choosing the perfect look for each customer.


DVD / 2011 / (Senior High, College) / 21 minutes

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TRENDMAKERS PART 3

Jeong Yun Kee is a fashion stylist who weaves lighthearted humor into his vision of sexy looks. Miyumura Hiroki, owner of one of the most prestigious hair salons in Tokyo, explains the meaning of Mote-gami style, shares secrets of a successful promotional photo shoot and roots of his inspiration. A shoe designer Jung In Choi combs through every aspect of production of her new show line, ensuring the highest quality original product that sets her work apart from a sea of impersonators that will take on her trend.

DVD / 2011 / (Senior High, College) / 21 minutes

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TRENDMAKERS PART 4

A beauty consultant and pop sensation, Ikko shares the struggle that preceded her glamorous cross-dressing career and gives advice on beauty and style. Hair guru David Gan works in tandem with Singapore's celebrity make up artist transforming a model for a photo shoot. In Shanghai, Sun Jun, a photographer with a unique vision collaborates with the designer of La Vie fashion label, Jenny Ji, showcasing her East Meets West collection

DVD / 2011 / (Senior High, College) / 21 minutes

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SAVAGE LIFE IN FASHION, A

Percy Savage is a maverick. He has led an amazing life in and around the world of designer fashion and influenced the way the industry developed. A Savage Life In Fashion combines and explores the memories he has; the people he knows; the history made to reveal an intimate world of creative expression, societal change, personal failure, collective triumph and the history of an art synonymous with opulence, luxury and refinement.

A Savage Life in Fashion is about a man whose influence was everywhere but is unknown outside the industry. Raised in the Australian outback, Percy arrived in Paris in 1947; the year Christian Dior launched his New Look. He would later become a friend of the man who revived the glory of couture and inadvertently, provide the name for the most famous of Dior fragrances: Eau Sauvage. It was at the House of Lanvin that Percy was asked to start the first Propaganda department, as it was then called, eventually renaming it PR. During his years in Paris, Percy weaved himself into the Parisian fabric and counted among friends, Dior, Beaton, Cocteau and Maria Callas. Whilst in Paris he travelled the globe, promoting and exhorting designers, journalists, buyers and manufacturers. He introduced Yves Saint-Laurent to Dior and created the explosion that was Mary Quant. He was PR for Nina Ricci during its heyday before moving to England in the 1970s. Percy had been asked by the powers-that-be to put London on a par with Paris, which he did, albeit at his own expense.

A Savage Life in Fashion opens amidst the refined excitement of the Christian Dior 2004 Spring/Summer couture show. Placing Percy within the contemporaneous reality of haute couture is made all the more pertinent as the film looks back at a post-war, history of fashion, in particular Percy's career in Paris and the foundation of fashion as we recognise it today. This retrospection provides an insight into what makes fashion perennially fascinating and forever reflective, both positively and negatively, of whom, what and why we are.

A Savage Life in Fashion includes an array of stunning IMX and Super 8 footage, exclusive archive film and photography. The film is narrated by Joanna Lumley and features interviews with Mary Quant, Hubert de Givenchy and Yuki as well as other eminent designers, journalists, historians and executives, exploring the fundamental dynamics of a much-vaunted aesthetic. Ultimately, it is a story about a man who did as he pleased, to please those in a world transfixed by image, beauty and style.


DVD / 2009 / (Senior High, College) / 52 minues

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WEDDING DESIGNERS: ELIZABETH EMMANUEL

Elizabeth Emmanuel describes her experience in the fashion industry of the 80s, designing for film, celebrities and royalty and transition of her label through two decades after her most famous creation, Princess Diana's wedding dress.

DVD / 2009 / (Senior High, College) / 24 minues

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WEDDING DESIGNERS: IAN STUART

An award winning bridal wear designer, talks us through the design process of his theatrical collection from concept to final stitches and draping. He demonstrates the preparations involved in setting up a runway show and the delicate hand sewing involved in a designer dress creation.

DVD / 2009 / (Senior High, College) / 24 minues

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WEDDING DESIGNERS: SARAH ARNETT

Sarahdemonstrates her approach to digital pattern design and the process of tailoring a perfect dress for a beautiful bride one appointment at a time.

DVD / 2009 / (Senior High, College) / 24 minues

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WEDDING DESIGNERS: SASSI HOLDFORD

Sassi takes us on a tour of her workshop, offering a step by step demonstration of the production stages from measuring to sewing, pressing and hemming, on to the presentation of dresses to the clients in a shop designed for a perfect customer experience.

DVD / 2009 / (Senior High, College) / 24 minues

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WEDDING DESIGNERS: STEPHANIE ALLIN

Stephanie Allin talks about the experience of keeping a bridal wear label outside of the fashion capital, the process of developing a rapport with the customer, online marketing and shows off her latest collection.

DVD / 2009 / (Senior High, College) / 24 minues

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WEDDING DESIGNERS: STEWART PARVIN

Stewart Parvin describes the steps involved in creating an understated chique wedding dress and talks about what it is like to design for the queen.

DVD / 2009 / (Senior High, College) / 24 minues

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DESTINATION FASHION: COPENHAGEN

Fashion is big business in Copenhagen and design standards are very high! We meet several successful designers indigenous to Denmark such as: Malene Birger, Baum und Pferdgarten, and Bruuns Bazaar. All of whom are building major international reputations. Take an in-depth look at "Copenhagen Fur", the biggest exporter of luxury furs and pelts around the world. Get insight into this glamorous, yet controversial, jewel in the Danish fashion industry. Learn about Nior, a brand who strives to make a political statement and peek into some of the street trends of up and coming designers. Top Danish fashion experts Eva Kruse and Uffe Buchard offer their expert analysis on Copenhagen's drive to be a leading fashion epicenter.

DVD / 2008 / (Senior High, College) / 30 minutes

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DESTINATION FASHION: INDIA

India is a country rich in culture and tradition, and fashion is no exception. Explore how designers incorporate traditional aspects such as fabulously colorful fabrics and intricate beading into new, trendy ideas. Meet up with Ritu Kumar who is seen as the queen of Indian designers and look into an important part of Indian fashion: the wedding. Bollywood, which sets trends and captures the imagination of the public and fashion designers alike, is central to fashion in India. Rocky S. discusses his reputation as one of the most notable Bollywood designers. Rohit Bal has brought resurgence in Indian mens wear and is keen on preserving craft techniques that are under threat. Young designers like Swapnil Shinde, show the future of Indian fashion. Which city will emerge as the fashionistas favoriteˇK Mumbai or Delhi?

DVD / 2008 / (Senior High, College) / 30 minutes

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DESTINATION FASHION: LONDON

London is ranked as one of the top five fashion capitals of the world, and we are going to see why. Some of the most famed designers come out of schools in London. Meet up with the expert staff at Central St. Martin's to discover why they nurture talent with unique qualities. Bora Aksu is no exception. He came from Turkey and has since become a huge name in London's fashion scene. Meet the quirky designers Antoni and Alison who make their own trends. Unearth the vintage treasures that can be found in Rellik. Hear Amanda Wakeley's values of British quality and style. Visit Jasper Conran in his chic London boutique to discuss high-end fashion. And finally, unlock the secrets of Topshop in a meeting with brand director Jane Sheperdson. Experience the chaos, class and originality that is British style.

DVD / 2008 / (Senior High, College) / 30 minutes

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DESIGNERS - FASHION

A fashion designer for a street wear label reveals the process that turns the sketch in his notebook into a garment hanging on the rack in a clothes shop. We see all the steps in the process.

DVD / 2004 / (Senior High) / 15 minutes

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DESIGNERS - JEWELRY

An industrial designer shows how he hand-makes high quality pressed jewelry from silver and gold. His process is contrasted with mass produced jewelry cast from pewter for the surfers' market.

DVD / 2004 / (Senior High) / 15 minutes

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