What do Sigmund Freud, Christian Louboutin, Abbey Lee Kershaw and Nick Cave have in common?
Far from your typical fashion film, Submission takes on a documentary format and puts it on the wrestling mat. The Jiu-Jitsu sparring models (Antonia Campbell Hughes, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Susie Bick, Phyllis Wang and Olympia Campbell) wear a collection of colourful form-fitting pieces by Bella Freud.
In the Martina Amati-directed film, an internal monologue talks about childhood memories and seeing, for the first time, clothing as armour; as a shield to hide behind. The psychological aspect is fitting for one of Freud’s lineage (yes, she’s Sigmund’s granddaughter). The collection itself, titled ‘Fetish’, is made from superfine Merino and features four drawings by Christian Louboutin.
So there you have it: a collection by Freud’s granddaughter in collaboration with Christian Louboutin, in a video starring Abbey Lee Kershaw. And, if you hadn’t already guessed, the soundtrack to the film is by Nick Cave in conjunction with Warren Ellis.
A goldmine of trivia, and an interesting watch – certainly a unique way to present a collection through film. Watch the full video below.