Short Film: Dear Beloved

I was approached by Beverley Tim (designer) & Michelle Hughes (visionary) to create 25 outfits for a short fashion film they were making called Dear Beloved. Here is a snippet from the Behind the scenes documentary to explain my involvement.

The film is currently doing the rounds of the film festival circuit so I con't share it just yet, however you can view a excerpt of the incredible film here: Dear Beloved Snippet

Photo: Jesse Jewelzzz Model: Michelle Hughes

The garments were designed as part of 5 capsule collections. Each collection encompassing their own inspirations as well as taking guide from the short film's narrative to depict each emotion.

Please note that the garments were custom made to fit the dancers in the film Dear Beloved, not the models below.

Click on an image to see the garments in movement and greater detail in video via my Facebook page.

Dream

​Inspired by specific moments in history that changed the trajectory of how nightwear was worn from that moment forward.Feminine silhouettes with lots of movement made from soft Satins, Georgettes and Ostrich Feathers.

Confidence:
​This capsule collection is inspired by the shapes of a raw mined garnet crystal.
Strong, eye catching garments made from Glass Beadeds, Satins, Glitter Tulle and Fringe.

Vulnerability:
​Each look in the Vulnerability Capsule Collection is represented by a different stage in the life-cycle of a daisy.
Structural corsets with soft floaty Georgette, Chiffons and Duchess Satin.

Fear:
​Represented by a mirror which is analogous to facing one’s own reflection and shadows.
Strong, structural garments of gorgeous Glass beads, Sequins, Duchess Satin and Silk Organza.

Perseverance:
Takes its inspiration from stairs, symbolizing always pushing through and leveling up -no matter what season you are in.
Pleats in different textures and opacity, structural yet soft silhouettes in Chiffons and Georgettes.

Designer & collection descriptions: Beverley Tim

Garment creator: Hannah-Rose Smith

Garment creator assistant: Natasha Smith

​Production: The Hideout Collective

Photographers: Michelle Hughes & Marko de Beer​

Models: Michelle Hughes, Shanle Baron, Gia Harrison, Alice Viskat, Justina Ojam, Prudence Jacobs and Mia Abrahams