>> The Sundance Channel is on a mission to amp up their fashion coverage. They just launched Catwalk Countdown, a series of ten one-minute online videos highlighting designers like Erin Fetherston, Vena Cava, Lyn Devon, Chris Benz — Benz talks how he produces 98 percent of his collection within a two-block radius of his Manhattan studio, for instance — and now they're bringing back popular fashion documentarist Loic Prigent for a second season of his The Day Before series.
Prigent, who captured the likes of Sonia Rykiel, Proenza Schouler, Fendi, and Jean Paul Gaultier for the show's first season, is currently in New York, where he will film Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and Jeremy Scott each in the 36 hours leading up to their shows. Prigent has been granted "full access," he told The Cut, "[because] we are discreet . . . [so designers] forget we are even there."
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His producer, Fabien Constant, explained that he and Prigent chose their subjects based on who they find interesting. “There are many high-profile designers in New York who we feel are too much about marketing. They think von Furstenberg “is a character,” Wang “the future,” and Scott “is crazy, but crazy good.” After filming in New York for ten straight days starting Thursday, Prigent and Constant head to London, where they hope to film Burberry, and then to Paris, where they hope to capture either Nina Ricci or Alexander McQueen, but none of the three have confirmed yet.
The show will air in September.