The film guides the audience through the level of emotional investment and the painstaking, meticulous processes behind creating these intricately beautiful pieces. The makers give us insight into the evolution of their craft with the evolution of the fashion industry, and are frank about the high pressures of the now fast-fashion environment.
The film is a heartfelt celebration of a world that is disappearing. I loved this documentary. It truly highlights the importance of caring; the care and love that is worked into a masterpiece that has been handmade and, as consumers, the importance of caring and appreciating where and how a product is made.
Unfortunately in Melbourne, the French Film Festival has ended for 2015, but the documentary can be viewed at other locations. Visit film director Julie Georgia Bernard's Tumblr for details: http://georgiaannebernard.tumblr.com/
Words by Jane Heng; editor Joanne Pugh