Archi x Fashion: Notebook on Cities and Clothes

DADo, the Robin Boyd Foundation’s architecture and design film society presents a screening of Notebook on Cities and Clothes – a documentary film by German director Wim Wenders exploring the design philosophies and personality of avant-garde Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. Filmed in the late ’80s the film unfolds as a series of free form interviews with Yamamoto in predominantly informal settings (playing pool, in his home), collaged with insider footage of the designer’s studio and process, his previous work and his preparation for an upcoming show. Initially resistant to the idea of producing a documentary about a fashion designer, Wenders’ work functions as a record of two highly motivated intellectuals from different fields negotiating a budding friendship over the year-long period that filming was afoot. In his concerted search for common ground, Wenders draws comparisons between the acts of filmmaking and fashion design, and between cities, identity and clothes.

Main image: film still courtesy DADo Film Society

Where: ‘Walsh Street’, 290 Walsh Street, South Yarra

When: Wednesday 16 August, 6.30pm

How much: Free for subscribers / $25 guest pass (suggested)

More info: DADo website

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