The big comeback of Gianni Versace

By Carolina Benjumea Rúa

There are many designers who have changed our perception on fashion and the way this industry Works. However, Gianni Versace really made us look to the future with his designs, perception on models and the way he made fashion relevant for the media. After 20 years of his death, this industry and new generations of supermodels still feel the echo of his name. 20 years later was his time to shine once again on the spring/summer collection that Donatella Versace presented last september 22nd in Milano.

While some editors, fashion journalists, models, designers and people all over the world were looking forward to see the Versace’s show, Donatella was preparing a very special throwback that would make us sigh, thrill and dream in the amazing 90's. This time, for the spring /summer collection, the creative director of the house decided to pay tribute to her brother, Gianni, who died tragically in 1997.

On the runway not only appeared the supermodels of the moment, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber. Also the original supermodels of the 90s met for the first time once again to remember the man who believed the most in the power of supermodels. With their golden dresses they made us remember why they are the original super!

Versace was one of the first designers to recognize celebrities and media as the best publicity, and supermodels as allies for their brands. He knew how important it was to be in front of the cameras, but more importantly to photograph celebrities with his designs. Anna Wintour said once ''He was the first to realize the value of the celebrity in the front row, and the value of the supermodel, and put fashion on an international media platform”.

This collection shows the styles that made Gianni one of the most renowned and influential designers in the world, but also relieves the characteristic style of the 90's, the glamour and eccentric style that represents this decade and the house. Wild prints, bright colors, square-shouldered jackets, leggings, catsuits, corsets, trenches, mini sheaths, and maxi skirts, high-waisted jeans, logo tees, fanny packs, jeweled stiletto boots; the legacy that Gianni left.

9th New Media Film festival

  1. 9th New Media Film Festival merging story and technology internationally

Call for Entries, judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys; $45,000 in awards and categories.

New Media Film Festival proudly announced their 9th Annual festival merging story & technology for the globe. June 15 & 16 2018 at James Bridges Theater – Los Angeles CA corner of Sunset Blvd & Hilgard Ave, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095 at UCLA.

As New Media Film Festival ® approaches its 9th year, it continues to look at new technologies and how it merges with the story so people can go on the journey the story set out to create.

The categories include acronyms such as SRC (Socially Responsible Content), AI (Artificial Intelligence), AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). In addition to 3D, 5D, New Media, Web Series, Pilot, Digital Comic, APP, Mobile/Tablet, Drone and a Snipler ® (30 second pitch) there are the tried and true categories as well: Feature, Documentary, Trailer, Shorts, Script, Animation, Music Video and Student.

A global selection of content creators, filmmakers, and storytellers converge on #Los Angeles to learn from Industry leaders that attend, share their experiences in the Question and Answer segment that immediately follows their screening, and build relationships that last a lifetime. In addition, these content creators vie for $45,000 in Awards which include Best of Category Awards as well as Grand Prize Award.

The most exciting part of the festival are the opportunities given to content creators and filmmakers whether they are accepted into the festival or not. For example, Daniel Schmidt, creator of Inner World – Outer Worlds submitted, and even though his content was not accepted to compete and screen at the festival, he was offered distribution and accepted. To date, Daniel has received thousands of dollars from this distribution offer and recently stated: “Thanks- always awesome to get these payouts.”

The festival partners with other businesses and conferences to offer global possibilities to further advance content creators careers. At a Computer Graphics and Animation conference in Berlin, the Best VR winner of this season, Et Moi was introduced to the global audience.

Festival judging process

The review and judging process of the festival consists of career veterans from legendary companies such as Marvel and HBO. Nominees and winners from the Oscars and Emmys also provide their wisdom in the judging process.

“In the world of festivals, it is refreshing that there are no politics or pay to play at New Media Film Festival and it is run by a team of caring and passionate people that put the creators first and respects the content, not the profits.” – Angelwood Pictures

Things to consider

For those that are considering submitting to the festival, here are some things to consider. There will be a total of $45,000 in awards presented.

  • 20 + Categories
  • Best in Category – Audience & Grand Prize Awards
  • All content considered, even online, made public, novice, expert
  • Member UFFO’s Code of Practices for Film Festivals
  • IMDB official event
  • Submissions have opportunities outside the festival process.

Attending the festival, here are some things to consider:

  • A celebration, discovery, and recognition for all.
  • VIP Badges and Individual Tickets.
  • Access to dealmakers, creatives, and talent.
  • Enjoy - Red Carpet, Soiree, Live Music, Screenings, Panels, Awards, Networking, International Art Exhibit, Q & A’s, Marketing Table

Opportunities for creators

In a world where technology is ever-evolving, it is a story that will satiate the soul of humans.

Not just any story, but stories worth telling. New Media Film Festival works hard to produce a festival that highlights and honors the hardworking and uprising content creators in the New Media Industry. It is a unique festival that works hard to find opportunities, including distribution for almost all of the submitted content, not just those programmed.

Some of the opportunities have been Technology giveaways including drones, wireless keyboards, invites to events around the globe and even a Feature Film Movie Premiere on the Walt Disney Lot.

For more detailed information please visit the website.


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Vintage clothing: a new way to look at the past

 By Carolina Benjumea Rúa

Whoever said old times were better was right, there is a nostalgic feeling in the world and when life becomes hard there is a tendency to go back to the times where everything seemed simpler and to the times when we felt happier; to the swing style and Flappers behavior. To the times of corsés, hats and big dresses. Right now is the moment of vintage clothing and new thinking. Thanks to fashion we can transport ourselves to the time we want, without the necessity of being in Halloween.

When you hear about vintage clothing you may think about your grandma’s old couch or your mom’s old graduation dress, it’s kind of truth, but vintage objects are becoming more than just “old objects”, these pieces carry a whole baggage of stories and art combined, is a way of not letting traditions die. In the article “How used clothing became vintage fashion” published in, they declare: “like fine wine, vintage clothing was coming to be regarded as something of high quality that became more valuable with age”, and we totally agree; the quality, the tailoring and the design of each garment makes them sophisticated pieces that we all want to wear.

For this season we will be relieving the elegance of vintage coats, we are going back to the classic sophistication. Warm and cozy coats that seem to have been taken directly from the Russian aristocracy were seen in the collections of Vetements, Céline, Loewe, Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu and more. Those pieces that weren’t so easy to forget or throw away are realieving and are becoming a must-have in fashionista’s wardrobes, not only for inspiration, but also as every day outfits. They are also gaining a space in stores proving that there is a sense of sentimantality in today’s world and a longing of not forgetting who we were before, but also proving that fashion has the power to let us go back to the past or move to the future in any moment.

The romanticism, the elegance and the uniqueness of vintage clothing have trapped followers from all over the world, people that prefer going for the dramatism, timeless and ethereal looks. Many stores have left the mass- produced clothes to sell hand-made pieces with years and years of history; Anoushka in Paris, Star Struck Vintage Clothing in New York and Decades in Los Angeles are just a few of these stores that provide the costumer with the most exclusive Chanel, Prada, YSL, Balenciaga and many more designes of each decade. Also websites like What Goes Around Comes Around, Peekaboo Vintage and Housing Works Action have as main target the vintage apparels.

This vintage trend has gone further than just clothing, it has also reached accesories, house decoration and even cars, this is a huge change for an industry that is obssesed with the new and the future, but the appealing aspect in this trend is that it lets you wear more than just a piece of fabric, it lets you wear memories and history, it lets you stand out in the crowd and relieve those years that seem to never come back.

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The future is now

By Carolina Benjumea Rúa

It seems like fashion has always been obsessed with the future, but for Autumn designers took it very literal and the futuristic trend got here with outfits that seem straight out of a NASA mission. The interest in this topic has created a new trend, designers used their imagination to create glamorous collections with their own personal perception about space.

As we have already mentioned, everything in fashion has a reason to be, every trend is born thanks to something that is happening in the world. This trend took off thanks to the discovery of seven new planets, which is a great advance in space investigation. But, is                     society prepared for these and more discoveries in space? Well fashion is, and is prepared in the most fashionable way, that's why we will show you the best looks for this season so you can adopt them in your everyday life.

Designers like Julius, Lacoste, Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne, Christopher Kane, Loewe, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Comme des Garçons, JW Anderson and Gucci, took us to space with their Fall / Winter collections. But the best example is Karl Lagerfeld who surprised us with a spacecraft about to take off in the middle of the Grand Palais in Paris -So Chanel.

Metallic colors and simple silhouettes are representative of the Sci- fi style. This year we stick with the metal and leave the simple behind. Oversized coats and very elaborate garments, such as dresses, jackets and moon boots, colors like red, blue, pink, khaki, gold, silver and fabrics like fluid silver lamé, iridescent foil and chainmail will be the stars of the season. Clothing that makes us think that the future is now and there’s no need to look any further.

This trend is the best option to give a twist to the classic garments we always wear; let's forget the conventional outfits for this season, because now the Tweed jackets will take us to the space, the boots take us to walk on the moon and the coats give us a cosmonaut feeling that, let's face it, it wouldn’t look bad on us.

The first time we saw this trend was in the 90’s, right before the change of millenium. People were intrigued about the new things that could come with the XXI century and the new discoveries in the space. So far, technology has changed the way we communicate with other people, the way we study, the way we entertain and, apparently, the way we dress.

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Fashion designer: Le Roi Wendy 

Fashion designer: Le Roi Wendy
Model: Sabrina
Photo & Concept: Victor Quinteros
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