When the worlds of fashion and film collide, it can lead to unexpected and exciting collaborations. This year, Giorgio Armani, a longtime supporter of the arts, invested in emerging filmmaking talent through the launch of its new Films of City Frames initiative. The project saw six teams of students from some of the world’s best film schools create short clips inspired by their city and Armani’s new Frames of Life eyewear collection. Launching today at the Toronto International Film Festival are films made by students from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts (NYC), USC's School of Cinematic Arts (LA), Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome), Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation (Paris), and finally The Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts. Available to watch exclusively on Dazed is the entry from upcoming British director Rose Glass and her team, Juliet. The short follows a florist who has a chance encounter on the streets of London – showing that sometimes, impulsiveness just might pay off.
View Giorgio Armani’s The Films of City Frames student entries here and vote for your favourite until the 18th of September.