Artist: Marie Schuller
Pitti Uomo’s A/W 14 guest womenswear designer, London-based Brazilian-born Barbara Casasola, collaborates with SHOWstudio and muse Jamie Bochert on a series of film pieces to compliment her “Menswear for Women” capsule collection. SHOWstudio’s Marie Schuller produced sixteen looping mini films to be projected around Casasola’s presentation in Florence, as well as one beautiful fashion film, which can be viewed exclusively on SHOWstudio.
The projections and film channel the intimate aesthetics of screen tests, and focus not on showing off Casasola’s clothes but rather on capturing the independent spirit and playful attitude of celebrated model Bochert, who is the perfect example of the independent Barbara Casasola woman. Many of the projections explore nudity or the naked body getting dressed, offering a sensual nod to Casasola’s obsession with the unclothed female form when designing.
Originally from Germany, Marie Schuller settled in England in 2004 where she studied filmmaking at the National Film and Television School and completed her MA in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Specialising in fashion content, her films are marked by the surreal and often abstracted offering cinematic, provocative and unsettling imagery. Since 2010 Schuller has been working for Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio in London as Head of Fashion Film. Her work has been screened internationally at institutions such as the Kunsthalle in Vienna, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Fashion and Textile Museum, just to name a few. In 2012, Schuller was awarded the ‘Best Director of Fashion’ prize at ASVOFF Barcelona.