7th June 2017
Marking men’s fashion
Guest editor and fashion film consultant Niccolò Montanari's selection of films challenge the accepted notion of manhood.

These six fashion films and music videos have been specifically selected for their strong emphasis on how manhood tends to be perceived. They outline the struggle in defining one’s identity and place in life, showing a different facade to generally accepted conventions.

Luca Finotti’s #WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove stands as a clear message of love, in which differences bring us together rather than set us apart. Territory by The Blaze as well as Vamp – Tofel Santana by Leo Adef challenge and put into question the traditional notion of masculinity.

Both MBC Vanguards & Visionaries A / W by Sergi Castellà and Life After Life by Cyprien Clément-Delmas dive into our relationship with what we have lost and what awaits us. And lastly John Merizalde shares a social commentary on an era of political unrest and its consequences with 11x HUMAN for Akoo.

#WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove directed by Luca Finotti

Territory directed by The Blaze

Vamp – Tofel Santana by Leo Adef

Life After Life – Director’s cut by Cyprien Clément-Delmas

MBC Vanguards & Visionaries A / W by Sergi Castellà

11x Human by John Merizalde


Niccolò Montanari


Nikelab, #WeBelieveInThePowerOfLove

Production Company: Section80 & Luca Finotti Studio
Assistant Director: Giorgia Benazzo, Ivan Furlan
Cinematography: Mauro Chiarello, Alessandro Ubaldi
Editor: Federica Intelisano
Color Producer: Giorgia Benazzo
Post Production:Federica Intelisano, Federico Forlani, Davide Valentino
Music: Body Bagz By Cult Shit, Dreamland By Artiria Production
Project Manager: Edoardo Perni
Executive Producer: Luca Finotti, Marco Orlando
Other Producers:
Elisabetta Carli, Luca Degani, Caterina Colombo
Cast: Camilla Tisi, To The Moon Studio
Simone Nobili & The Factory Guys

The Blaze, Territory

Director: Jonathan Alric
Production company: Iconoclast

Vamp, TofelSantana

Directed by Leo Adef
DOP Angello Faccini
Stylist Eus Cantó
Head of production María Carboni
Assistant director Hector Prats
Art director Jorge Algaba
Hair and make up Regina Khanipova
Color grading Yulia Bulashenko

Ray-Ban< life After Life

Shot in Ghana in April 2016
Directed by Cyprien Clément-Delmas
Producer: Ore Okonedo
Additional Production Support: Katie Lambert
Director of Photography: Jack Wilkinson
Editor: Carlos Font Clos
Grade: Daniel De Vue // Glassworks
Sound Mix: Harald Jones
Music: Vieux Farka Touré – Ana (Mawimbi Remix)
Voice over: Wisdom
Production Company: Caviar Content
Client: Ray-Ban
Creative Agency: Yours Truly Creative
Creative Director: Babak Khoshnoud
Creative Director: William Abramson

MBC Vanguards & Visionaries A / W

Vanguards and Visionaires – Match Boys Collective A/W’17 Collection
Written, directed and edited by Sergi Castellà
Director of Photography Gerard Alba
Starring Daniel Lindqvist and Eliza Brownlie
Assistant Director Elsa Melero
Executive Producer, Match Boys Collective
Production Assistants Carla Roda and Sara Gutiérrez
Gaffer Manuel Isaza
Camera Assistants Erick Proost and Eli Yellen
Art Direction by Bruce Martinez
Graphic Design by Outro Studio
Color Grading by Yulia Bulashenko
Sound Postproduction Dani Llamas
Vhs footage by Sergi Castellà and Nuria Val

11X Human commissioned by AKOO.

Directed By John Merizalde
Cinematography by Kristian Zuniga
Narrated by Michael “Killer Mike” Render
Executive Producers: Tip “T.I.” Harris, Jason Geter, Ralph Reynolds, Sabai Burnett and David Kwon Kim
Producers: David Kwon Kim and Brandon Smith
Production Managers: Grey Clawson and Garrett Coyte
First Assistant Camera: Daniel Guadalupe
B-Camera Operator: Erin Murray
Steadicam Operator: Mark Sunderland
Gaffer: Alex Allgood
Key Grip: Austin English
Art Director: Addie Babcock
Hair & Makeup: Desi Davis
Wardrobe Stylist: Kellye Barnes
Production Assistant: Jae Desouza
Production Assistant: Courtney Wallace
Editor: Andrew Litten
Composer: Patrick Canaday
Additional Music: NEVR and Watermark High
Sound Design: Matt Dunaway
Color: David Torcivia
Production Company: Tre Native