By Kenneth Richard | The Impressionist

For the last several years, fashion, film, and brands have been at a crossroads, trying to determine the role that film plays in fashion. Meanwhile, fashion publications have skated by that pileup to glide down their own lane and simply enjoy all the medium has to offer.

For Spring 2015, Vogue enlisted director of the moment, Gordon von Steiner, to help them take us back to the era of roller disco while showing off the resurgence of high-waisted pants. Set designer Graham Huber helps transports us to a 70’s, neon-colored world of electric blues, greens, violets, and reds as model Vanessa Axente does her roller boogie thing. Vogue reminds us that fashion is just fun and some of the best ideas are the simple ones. It’s high-waisted pants being shown off at a roller skating rink . . . now go. However, that ‘go’ is all about the craftsmanship and execution, which are designed to do one thing . . . entertain. So before you dig too deep into an ethereal video concept and overwork your fall campaigns, The Impression suggests just lacing up some skates and rolling with it.


Director | Gordon von Steiner
Model | Vanessa Axente
Fashion Editor | Sara Moonves
Hair | Esther Langham
Makeup | Mark Carrasquillo
Director of Photography | Evan Prosofsky
1st Assistant Director | Oscar Boyson
1st Assistant Camera | Brian Leisring
Steadicam Operator | Jonathan Beattie
Digital Imaging Technician | Jessica Ta
Gaffer | Fletcher Wolfe
Best Boy | David Gettens
Key Grip | Brandon Taylor
Grip | Ezra Kire
Set Design | Graham Huber for Mary Howard Studio
BTS Videographer | Wen Colom
Production Supervisor | Peter Spark for Art + Commerce / PRODn
Production Assistants | John Daniel Powers and Tyler Strawhecker
Editor | Gordon von Steiner
Post Production | Industrial Color
Production | Kelly McGee for GVS Studio
Music | “Beggerman” by Smoove& Turrell
Location | Hot Skates, Lynbrook, NY