Behind the Scenes: Amazon Fashion Cinemagraphs

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A behind the scenes look at the Cinemagraph campaign we created for Amazon Fashion’s partnership with the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund designers to make their designs available to consumers like never before.

The Fashion Fund was created as an initiative to support emerging American fashion talent where one winner is awarded a cash prize to continue to grow as the future of fashion. Created in the fall of 2004, this annual competition supports the most promising talent which has been proven with previous winners including Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler and launched the careers of designers like Prabal Gurung, Marchesa, Rag & Bone and Rodarte.

The competition between the final 10 fashion fund finalists is all documented in a series on Amazon called “The Fashion Fund” and now Amazon is extending their support to these designers by making their pieces immediately shoppable through social media and on Amazon.com.

The 10 designers:

Baja East || Baldwin || Brother Vellies || Cadet || Chromat || David Hart || CG || Gypsy Sport || Jonathan Simkhai || Thaddeus O’Neil 

They asked us to create 10 Cinemagraphs, the most we have ever set out to achieve in a series, one per each finalist. The inspiration for the set was a designer atelier but tweaked with specific details to become tailored to each of the designer’s personalities which we gathered in interviews before the shoot. Below is a behind the scenes look at a few of the designer’s sets and cinemagraphs from the series as part of a 2 day shoot at Hudson Studios shot by our friend, photographer Scott Brasher.

Follow along on Amazon Fashion’s Instagram to see all 10 unfold and be the first to instantly shop the looks of these great new designers! 

Amazon_Fashion_03 Amazon_Fashion_04af04Above Cinemagraph with Patricia in an open-back evening dress and Stina in a polo top and flounce skirt by womenswear designer Chris Gelinas.

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Above Cinemagraph focuses on Chromat‘s design goal to enhance the body’s performance and empower the individual who wears their structural pieces. 

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Above Cinemagraph for Gypsy Sport channels the playful urban vibes of this streetwear designer. 

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Above Cinemagraph, and one of my personal favorites, channels the post-war military academy era inspiration that drives designers Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt behind the label Cadet. Stina wears Cadet’s cotton sleeveless long dress while Charlie sports Cadet’s moto jacket and flight utility cargo pant

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Above Cinemagraph for American-made brand Baldwin focuses on designer Matt Baldwin’s denim design roots and his timeless take on the American Midwest. Stina wears Baldwin’s sleeveless crop shirt and denim maxi skirt while Charlie sports Baldwin’s Rohan work jacket and medium wash jeans

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Special thanks to the collaborative team that helped pull this off:

Creative Director Leon St-Amour || Photo Assistant Darren Hall || Lighting Tech Nigel Ho Sang || Behind the Scenes Photographer Scott Brasher || Digital Tech Chris Wert || Stylist Sarah Webb || Prop Stylist Cooper Vasquez || Hair Styilst Yoichi Tomizawa || Makeup Artist Misha Shahzada || Models Stina Olsson, Charlie Timms & Patricia Van Der Vliet || Producer Molly Clifford || The teams at Amazon including Caroline Palmer & Karen Yung