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The Fashion Film ‘Detention’ Reflects On How We’ve Dealt With The Pandemic

Living under strict restrictions.

POSTEDBYISOBEL COUGHLAN

There are many ways we individually cope with hard times, from talking to friends to diving into nostalgia, we’ve all drawn upon these mechanisms to survive the events of 2020. 

The most common escape from lockdown life for most is through art, whether that’s a good book or through a Netflix binge, escapism from reality is key sometimes. Fizzy’s new fashion video ‘Detention’ reflects on how we’ve dealt with the coronavirus pandemic from start to lockdown. The short film comes at a key time where we’ve entered a new year, but for many of us we are still living under strict restrictions and unable to live life as normal. 

Rares Matei creates a contrast between ‘pure’ and ‘rigid’ within the cinematography, drawing upon feelings from the collective whilst living in quarantine. The clothes featured in the short reflect the simplicity and purity of pandemic life, these are juxtaposed by the cold surroundings and overall composed imagery. The concept is visually perceived as an ‘epidemic dance’, however, this is not quite stagnated – it’s paused, yet quick.

Detention was directed by Matei, alongside art director Sarah Jere, stylist Smilla Marcussen and editorial photographer Mariana Barba

To say that life in 2020 was easy isn’t true, but the art and creativity to come out of difficult times is a sign of hope and reminds us that good times will return. 

Tracksuit & rings supplied by Sample-cm.

 CREDITS LIST:

CREW:
DIRECTOR: Rares Matei
ART DIRECTOR: Sarah Jere 
STYLING: Smilla Marcussen 
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mariana Barba
RETOUCH: Rares Matei
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Marcus Goetz 
COLORIST & VIDEO EDITOR: Marcus Goetz
MUSIC BY: Dylan Halbroth
CHEOROGRAPHY: Valeria Di Giorgi 
STORY BY: Rares Matei 
CATERING: Sarah Jere 

CAST:
CORINNA: Fatima Nour
YUKI: Yujing Yuki 
MERVE: Süveyda
ISOBEL: Francesca
CLAIRA: Whitney Kiala 

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