“Some people underestimate fashion films,” Denmark-born and Dubai-based footwear designer Camilla Skovgaard said Wednesday night at the premiere of “Hotel Skovgaard, Room 77,” her first short film, directed by longtime friend Ali F. Mosafa and scored by Zebra Katz (who’s been attracting attention, following the Rick Owens show last season). “Film is becoming more and more relevant in the fashion industry.”
Skovgaard, known for her signature saw soles that have garnered quite a celebrity following since her debut in 2006, featured her newest collection in the three-minute-long film, as well as on display at the event inside the Bowery’s The Hole Gallery,
Statuesque in a tight-fitting black dress, her short blonde hair slicked back, the 39-year-old designer stood out amongst the crowd of press and friends, including Njena Reddd Foxxx (featured on Zebra Katz’s “Ima Read”), who would later perform an electrifying show that had everyone hypnotized, including Skovgaard herself, who stood dancing front and center throughout.
“We wanted to show beauty in darkness,” said director Mosafa, when asked about the film. And that, they did. Take a look: