LE SAVOIR-FAIRE

September 29th, 2014

For latest fashion film, we headed to… a Belgian butcher shop.

“LE SAVOIR-FAIRE” by The Stimuleye, a film for Jean-Paul Lespagnard’s #1/2015 collection,
with music by TEPR.


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#wrap-up #awards #alleyesonhyeres #2014

May 4th, 2014

#alleyesonhyeres indeed.

For its 29th edition, the fashion and photography festival reached new heights. More sunshine, more stars, more exhibitions, more public, more.

Here’s a wrap up of everything The Stimuleye covered in Hyères for those who missed it.

PHOTOGRAPHY

LORENZO VITTURI, GRAND JURY PRIZE

Italian photographer living in London Lorenzo Vitturi is the first to win 15 000 euros donated by Chanel, for his series “Dalston Anatomy.”

ORIANNE LOPES, SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS FUND

Orianne wins a scholarship to attend the School of Visual Arts’ “Photo Global” program in NYC.

VIRGINIE REBETEZ, SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY

Virginie wins a Leica S2 camera.

MARIE RIME, CITY OF HYERES AWARD

Awarded by the votes of the public of Hyères.

All the photographers in competition:

FASHION

CORALIE MARABELLE, CITY OF HYERES AWARD

Awarded by the votes of the public of Hyères.

YULIA YEFIMTCHUK, SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY

Yulia’s collection will be carried by Opening Ceremony for the next 2 seasons.

CHLOE PRIZES

This year 2 Chloe prizes were awarded, each with a 15 000 euros fund:

ROSHI PORKAR

LISALORE FROWIJN

KENTA MATSHUSHIGE, GRAND PRIX DU JURY PREMIERE VISION

Kenta, who is from Japan but living and working in Paris, wins 15 000 euros given by Première Vision,
as well as a collaboration with Chanel Metiers d’Arts worth up to 15 000 euros, and a collaboration with Petit Bateau.

ALL DESIGNERS IN COMPETITION + BONUS

THE FASHION SHOW

EXHIBITIONS – UNTIL MAY 25th

More info:
Villa Noailles, Hyères

BONUS

The film directed by Antoine Asseraf & Julien Pujol about 2013 winner Satu Maaranen’s collaboration with Petit Bateau.


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#alleyesonhyeres

April 2nd, 2014

Hyères Hyères, Hyères-Hyères Hyères Hyères !

(Translation: and now it’s time for our 2014 Hyères preview)

Starring jury members Carol Lim & Humberto Leon of KENZO, photographer Steve Hiett, Chloé Sevigny, Manish Arora, and many more…

Of course, we’ll be keeping you up to date with all the news from the festival in the weeks to come… #AllEyesOnHyères

Hyères 2104
International Fashion & Photography Festival
April 25-28th, 2014
Villa Noailles, Hyères, France.

#AllEyesOnHyeres

Directed by Antoine Asseraf for The Stimuleye
Set by Mathilde Nivet


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what the FIAC ?!

October 18th, 2013

OK people, fashion time’s over. It’s Art time.

Appetite for contemporary art is always growing. The public, the collectors…everyone wants a piece of the cake.

So The Stimuleye is proud to present, for the second year in a row in association with SayWho, the official film of the 40th Paris Contemporary Art Fair a.k.a. FIAC 2013.

WhatTheFIAC, written & directed by Antoine Asseraf.

FIAC, Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, 2013 trailer, directed by Antoine Asseraf.

For its 40th edition, and in order to accommodate the ever-growing interest in the art scene, the FIAC is expanding and taking different forms throughout Paris.

Beyond the glass dome of the Grand Palais and the hundreds of galleries showing there, the FIAC is installing artwork accessible for free to the public in its “Hors-les-murs” (‘outside the walls’) program. Prestigious locations such as the Jardin des Tuileries, Place Vendôme, and Jardin des Plantes are joined this year by the brand new Berges de Seine left bank pedestrian embankments, running from Musée d’Orsay to Quai Branly.

YUM.

FIAC 2013. Photo by René Habermacher

FIAC 2013. Photo by René Habermacher.

FIAC 2013
October 24-27
Grand Palais
& Hors-les-Murs: Petit Palais / Berges de Seine / Jardin des Tuileries / Auditorium du Louvre / Place Vendôme / Jardin des Tuileries

WhatTheFIAC
produced by SayWho
creative direction The Stimuleye
directed by Antoine Asseraf
photography by René Habermacher
art direction by Mathilde Nivet
hands by Aurélie Nguyen
voice by Lynsey Peisinger


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fashion time – adolfo dominguez

October 7th, 2013

Last but not least for the fall, we had the chance to film model Andreea Diaconu alongside photographer Karim Sadli for Adolfo Dominguez…

 Adolfo Dominguez FW 2013/14, film by Antoine Asseraf, in collaboration with Karim Sadli.

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fashion time – elie saab magic moments

October 5th, 2013

For the this fall, we collaborated with Elie Saab to create cinematic “magic moments” around their fashion shows.
Cool but dramatic blue for ready to wear.
Royal but intense red for couture.

ELIE SAAB FW 2013/14 Ready To Wear, "STRICTLY DECORATIVE".

ELIE SAAB FW 2013/14 Couture, "A Royal Affair".

Directed by Antoine Asseraf
Produced by Premices Films
Assisted by Julien Pujol


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fashion time – andam award 2013

September 24th, 2013

It’s that time of the year again – fashion week.

First up is the ANDAM award, one of the biggest and oldest fashion awards, which for it’s first edition had rewarded the work of a young man named Martin Margiela…

Now it’s 2013 and the ANDAM jury is supporting the accessible menswear of AMI (“friend”) aka Alexandre Mattiussi.

a PREMICES FILMS production
with THE STIMULEYE

more info,
ANDAM.fr


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films of the season: princess cornflakes

September 25th, 2012

Big is beautiful.
Biggerest is beautifuller.

The Stimuleye is proud to announce its Film of the Season™ for Vogue Italia,
its first full collaboration with CLAST productions,
a special commission for curvy clothing line For.me Elena Miro,
Princess Cornflakes.

Princess Cornflakes / ENGLISH VERSION

PRINCESS CORNFLAKES (English) from AntoineAsseraf+RenéHabermacher on Vimeo.

Princess Cornflakes / VERSION FRANÇAISE

PRINCESS CORNFLAKES (Français) from AntoineAsseraf+RenéHabermacher on Vimeo.

CREDITS:
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fall encounters

September 21st, 2012

Another season’s collaboration with Joyce: Marios Schwab + music designer Rafael Wallon-Brownstone, and a glimpse into the world of Giambatista Valli…

Marios & the Music 

Giambatista Valli 

More on Joyce.com’s Special Features


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télé hyères

April 27th, 2012

The Stimuleye presents Télé-Hyères…

Télé-Hyères
A The Stimuleye Production
Directed by Antoine Asseraf
Filmed by Thibault Della Gaspera & Jason Last
Postproduction by Clément Roncier
Interviews by Filep Motwary
Music by Ça Va Chéri


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films of the season: monsieur chypre

April 9th, 2012

An erotic fashion epic, one year in the making, THE STIMULEYE is proud to present Monsieur Chypre – A Short Film With Erotokritos, coming April 11th on Vogue Italia.

Starring Constantino Kouyialis & Loan Chabanol, styled by Michaela Dosamantes, and directed by Antoine Asseraf & René Habermacher.

Monsieur Chypre by Antoine Asseraf & René Habermacher

“He knows women, and women know him.”

Erotokritos, it’s a strange name for a fashion brand.
It’s an even stranger name for a person.
And yet, he is truly called Erotokritos Antoniadis, named after the main protagonist of medieval epic poem, a hero “born from the labors of love”.  For 15 years, his label has been seducing women of all ages, drawn to collections that go back and forth between the sophistication of Paris and the dolce vita of Cyprus…

“They call him Monsieur Chypre.”

France and Cyprus, Paris and Nicosia, it’s a long-distance couple.
In Monsieur Chypre, by Antoine Asseraf & René Habermacher, they come to life: Loan Chabanol, channeling the nostalgia of Marguerite Duras’ The Lover, plays the tormented Parisian woman, cracking at the surface, while Constantino Kouyialis, in his first first on-screen role, is a revelation as the seductive eponym hero, a modern day Alexis Zorbas.
“An erotic fashion epic” we call it.
“Erotic,” how could it not be with a name like Erotokritos ?
“Fashion,” of course: stylist Michaela Dosamantes, fresh from winning Best Fashion Award at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival for La Main Dans Le Sac, mixes the season’s classic looks to capture the heroine’s transformation from “bluesy” in Vuitton to “red-hot” in Valentino.
And “epic” ? What else do you call a fashion film 10 months in the making, taking place not only in Paris but in numerous locations in Nicosia, in the salt lake facing the Hala Sultan Tekke mosque in Larnaca, in the Almyra and Anassa deluxe hotels, in small taverns by the side of the road, or in the majestic monument carved directed in the stone, the tomb of the Kings in Paphos ? And we haven’t even mentioned the upcoming almost 10 minutes long directors’ cut….

“His voice is a song.”

All this, to the original soundtrack of Lori Schonberg and Shane Aspegren, members of transnational surrealist indie outfit The Berg Sans Nipple.
So, now the tough questions.
Is Cyprus really like this ? A little bit. Not at all. It depends how you look at it.
It is an island of freedom in the east mediterranean, where couples from Israel and Lebanon come to escape religion.  It is the birthplace of Aphrodite. You go, you decide.
So how can I meet this Mister Cyprus ? We hear that one a lot. From women (and men) of all ages. Maybe he’s real, maybe he’s a figment of our collective imagination, our repressed desires. One thing’s for sure — we can’t give you his number.

“Attempting to charm him is useless. He is the one who will find.”

MONSIEUR CHYPRE
a film by ANTOINE ASSERAF & RENE HABERMACHER
a THE STIMULEYE production
STARRING
CONSTANTINO KOUYIALIS as MONSIEUR CHYPRE
LOAN CHABANOL (ELITE) as MADEMOISELLE PARIS
PARIS UNIT
STYLING – MICHAELA DOSAMANTES
HAIR – ROMINA MANENTI
MAKE-UP – TIINA ROIVANEN
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – LYNSEY PEISINGER
LOCATION – HIROMI OTSUKA
CATERING – EROKITCHEN
VOICE by LYNSEY PEISINGER
MUSIC by LORI SCHONBERG + SHANE ASPEGREN
POSTPRODUCTION by THE STIMULEYE
CYPRUS UNIT
ALSO STARRING
MYRTO KOUYIALIS
DIVA MODELS:
ALEXANDRA BUNETSKAYA
KLELIA YIASEMIDOU
ANNA DOROTHEOU
LOCATIONS:
ALMYRA & ANASSA
THANOS HOTELS
ALL CLOTHES CYPRUS: EROTOKRITOS ARCHIVES
PARIS CLOTHES featuring
LOUIS VUITTON, EROTOKRITOS, LOUIS VUITTON JEWELRY, APERLAI, MARC JACOBS, DIOR, FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA, AURELIE BIDERMAN, OLATZ, KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE, BURBERRY AND VALENTINO
THANK YOU
Dimitris Dimitriou / Cyprus Tourist Organisation in Paris
Philippos Philippou / Cyprus Airways
Pavlos Metaxas / Diva models
Antonakis Bar
Eleni Chrysostomidou
Lida Philippidou
Mary Nicolaidou
Maroulla Antoniadou
Gallery Argo Nicosia
Kostas Mantzalos
The city of Nicosia
The city of Paphos
AND
Filep Motwary

Vogue Italia

Erotokritos


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HYERES 2012, the photo selection

February 22nd, 2012

How do you reduce 782 applications into a curated selection of 10 photographers ?
Where is photography going today ?
Can the promise of future creation outweigh present output ?

I wouldn’t want to have to answer those questions, but the Hyères photo jury had to.

The Stimuleye Hyeres partner 2012
Hyères 2012 visual, featuring the work of 2011 contestant Ina Jang.

Photographers, curators and critics met under the guidance of photography director Michel Mallard and his team on January 31st to chose 10 photographers whose work would be featured at the 27th edition of the Hyères Fashion + Photo Festival, a festival which revealed in the past talents such as Sølve Sundsbø, Cédric Buchet, Robbie Rodriguez, Caroll Taveras, Linus Bill and 2011’s winner Anouk Kruithoff.

the stimuleye, antoine asseraf
The 2012 photo jury, first row from left to right: Michael Wolf, Carla Sozzani, Michel Mallard,
Second row: James Reid, Aaron Schuman, Hans Gremmen, Raphaelle Stopin, Anne-Céline Jaeger,
Back: Jason Evans.

by antoine asseraf, The Stimuleye

So first they looked.

Then they talked.
And finally they argued.
And then they questioned their choice and started the process all over.
Until at last, they had 10 photographers, from 3 continents.

Of course, come April 27th when the festival starts, these photographers will be competing for the jury’s attention, engaging in a series of one on one interviews and portfolio discussions in the Villa Noailles’ covered galleries, facing a cubist garden.

And yet the ability to spend quality time with high level professionals, to be exhibited next to the works of other 2012 exhibitions such as Inez van Laamswerde + Vinoodh Matadin and Jason Evans is a reward in itself…

The Stimuleye
Photo by 2012 contestant Olga Cafiero.
The Stimuleye
Photo by 2012 contestant Manuel Vazquez.
The Stimuleye
Photo by 2012 contestant Brea Souders.

Hyères International Fashion + Photography Festival
27th edition,
April 27-30 2012,
Villa Noailles, Hyères France.


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not lost : ræve

September 5th, 2011

Once upon a time, we made a fashion film shoot with some of the best men’s designs around.

Givenchy, Raf Simons, Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Comme des Garçons…we had it all. We also had a great concept (think butoh meets inception), a fantastic cast (Ippei is an amazing butoh performer, while Matvey and Willy, both top men’s models, would film Woodkid’s IRON video a few days later), great hair and great make-up, everything great.

RAEVE stroke-inducing poster by Clément Roncier.

Only problem was, we never really found the time to edit it.

Until now.

So without further ado, ræve.

RAEVE
by Antoine Asseraf & René Habermacher

starring Ippei Hosuka + Willy Cartier @ Success Paris + Matvey Lykov@ Success Paris

styling Jean-Luc Française / photo assistant Laurent Dubain / styling assistant Tiphaine Menon / hair Tanya Koch @ B Agency /make-up Akiko Sakamoto / studio Le Petit Oiseau Va Sortir

editing Axelle Zecevic / Clément Roncier / postproduction Clément Roncier / music Oedo Sukeroku “Shunrai” + John Cage “Sonata V” / special thanks Jean-Marc Locatelli


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Presenting… LA MAIN DANS LE SAC / CAUGHT RED HANDED

July 1st, 2011

For your embeddable pleasure, a story of bags, fashion, crime, and more bags, commissioned by Vogue Italia.

Who is hiding behind those Prada shades ? What is she doing ? Will she get caught ?

 

THE STIMULEYE
presents

A Short Film With
JAMIN PUECH

for
VOGUE ITALIA

LA MAIN DANS LE SAC
“Caught red-handed”

Directed by
Antoine Asseraf & René Habermacher

Styling by
Michaela Dosamantes
Assisted by
Alexia Hollinger

Starring
Quinta Witzel @ IMG Paris

Make-Up
Tracy Alfajora

Hair
Romina Manenti @ Airport
Assisted by
Masako Hayashi

Filmed at
Prunier, Paris

Music by
Shane Aspegren & Lori Schonberg
of
The Berg Sans Nipple

Thank You:
Lisa Kajita
Nicolas Barruyer
Erotokritos Antoniadis
Yoann Lemoine


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TEASER – LA MAIN DANS LE SAC

June 20th, 2011

Bags ! Lanvin ! Prada ! Crime ! Dries Van Noten ! More Bags !

It’s LA MAIN DANS LE SAC / CAUGHT RED HANDED !

TEASER - LA MAIN DANS LE SAC by Antoine Asseraf & Rene Habermacher, A Short Film With Jamin Puech for Vogue Italia.

Coming July 1st on the THE STIMULEYE, playing exclusively on Vogue Italia, our short film commissioned by Vogue Italia for bag designers Jamin Puech, “LA MAIN DANS LE SAC / CAUGHT RED HANDED”.

La Main Dans Le Sac – Website
La Main Dans Le Sac – YouTube Teaser


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COMING JUNE 1ST

May 30th, 2011

One of the reasons we’ve been away recently… La Main Dans Le Sac, a film commissioned by Vogue Italia.

The Stimuleye presents

A Short Film With Jamin Puech

for Vogue Italia

LA MAIN DANS LE SAC

“Caught red-handed”

Directed by  Antoine Asseraf & René Habermacher

Styling by Michaela Dosamantes

Assisted by Alexia Hollinger

Starring  Quinta Witzel @ IMG Paris

Make-Up by Tracy Alfajora

Hair by Romina Manenti @ Artlist

Assisted by Masako Hayashi

Filmed at Prunier, Paris

Music by Shane Aspegren & Lori Schonberg of  The Berg Sans Nipple

Thank You: Lisa Kajita, Nicolas Barruyer, Erotokritos AntoniadisYoann Lemoine.


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next: Marc Turlan

April 4th, 2011

TORN MAG by Marc Turlan

“a burnt picture by Douglas Gordon.”


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coming: woodkid

March 21st, 2011

until then, a teaser…


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COMING MARCH 10th, 2011

January 6th, 2011

A diverse community of contributors, all vast in their effort to understand, contextualize and shed light on some of the most inspiring topics in art and culture today.

The Stimuleye is a unique, multidisciplinary online publication in the form of a blog.
The Stimuleye will be a meeting place for an international, multi-generational collective of contributors to share their inspirations, artistic visions, and their aesthetic and intellectual points of view on the world that we live in.
Mexico City, Paris, Nairobi, Istanbul, NYC, Berlin, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Athens, London, L.A…. we’re all over the globe. The blog will be representative of a variety of aesthetic ideals and opinions as well as a wide range of subjects.
The Stimuleye is about supporting up-to-date, online authorship.
Unlike most art, fashion or culture blogs, The Stimuleye is not about frequency, it’s about insight.
We want our network of Stimuleyes to have time to think and present images and ideas in a comprehensive way.

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