Coming To Screens Near You, A Biopic on Dries Van Noten and Manolo Blahnik

Fashion has gone digital. When cult status brands embrace technology, it’s a true marker of changing times. It could be chalked up to the raging success of The Devil Wears Prada movie that made industry heads look up and take notice. Could films be the next fashion frontier? Taking up this new venture, Roadside Attractions release The September Issue in 2009, a documentary highlighting Anna Wintour’s preparation of VOGUE’s most important issue. It’s high ratings provoked a new slew of fashion films: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and I and The First Monday in May.

Now two beloved namesake labels, one an original Antwerp Six and the other designing the world’s most sought after shoes have announced their silver screen moments. Getting a documentary makeover, the two films both showcase behind-the-scenes footage and an in-depth insight into what it takes to produce a collection.

Dries

As powerful of a group as the Big Four that runs the business world, the fashion collective known as the Antwerp Six, that brought Avant-garde fashion to the fore in the 80s, is to this day, still world-renowned fashion makers. Lauded for his ability to mix the eclectic, the modern and the past, Dries Van Noten, a member of the famed six and described by New York Times as “one of fashion’s most cerebral designers”, will be cast in the spotlight. In the documentary, the audience will become privy to Van Noten’s private life, exclusive interviews with fashion’s formidable names and gets to witness the magic of bringing his conceptions to life.

Watch the trailer below:

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards

Set to be released on September 15th, the boy who made shoes for lizards have grown to be the man who made shoes for the likes of Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Rihanna (who also partnered with the brand) down to fictional character Carrie Bradshaw who all spurred our first love for fashion and the shoe brand. The film follows Blahnik’s life through his childhood to his present life as the reigning king of luxury shoes. Who better to film his biopic than friend, confidante and director Michael Roberts whose known Blahnik for over 45 years. This is a film that we can really sink our toes into.

Watch the trailer below:

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