Directed by Naomi Kawase, the short film uses the journey of its female protagonist to examine portrayals of femininity in Asian cultures
Few designers celebrate alternative femininity to the same extent as Miuccia Prada. From her pop-art girl gangs at SS14 to her constant redefinitions of “ugliness”, the designer has become renowned for her unique brand of smart feminism. For several years now, she has been championing the close-knit relationship between fashion and film by commissioning like-minded female filmmakers for Miu Miu’s ‘Women’s Tales’ series – the latest installment of which, is about to be released.
Directed by Japan-born Naomi Kawase, SEED will have its world premiere in New York tonight and make its online debut tomorrow. The short is a cinematic depiction of a young girl and her travels from the natural landscapes of Nara to the bustling Japanese metropolis, Tokyo. Kawase created the work with the intention to explore portrayals of femininity within Asian cultures, which she describes as “primitive, primal and erotic at the same time.”
Kawase is one of many talented film-makers to contribute to Miu Miu’s cinematic vision – the entire archive (which can be viewed in full on Miu Miu’s website) also features work by Ava DuVernay and Miranda July.
Watch the trailer for SEED below: