Kathryn Ferguson is a highly acclaimed director and has created films for fashion designers, international brands and musicians including Chloé, Selfridges, Vogue, Air France, Dev Hynes & Neneh Cherry, Nike, Sony, and Lady Gaga. Her work creatively re-imagines storytelling by stretching the conventions of cinéma vérité and is focused around creating more positive representations of women, identity and diverse casting within fashion, music and advertising. Her work has been screened globally at film festivals around the world, appeared on Business of Fashion Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season and appeared on platforms: MTV, Dazed Digital, Nowness, Twin, the BBC, and Vogue Video.
In conjunction with her filmmaking Kathryn works as a curator. She began with the annual Birds Eye View Film Festival’s ‘Fashion Loves Film’ strand at the Institute of Contemporary Arts & British Film Institute in 2008, and in October 2012 held an extensive fashion film exhibition at the UCCA in Beijing and the ICAS in Singapore. Since then she has curated for The British Council & The British Fashion Council, specialising in the emerging genre of fashion film. She is also a Fashion Film Research Fellow at London College of Fashion & a Visiting Practitioner at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. As well as this she is known for her previous work as a creative consultant for fashion-house Selfridges, where she developed and oversaw all moving image content for the brand.
Kathryn’s involvement with the British Council has seen her travel around the world giving lectures, and hosting screenings and filmmaking workshops. It has also led to her integral role as part of the curatorial panel for new seasonal film festival ‘Fash/on Film’, which takes place in Somerset House over London Fashion Week.
Kathryn is currently directing her latest short film ‘Oasis’ which will be released later on this year.
Watch her recent talk for 'It’s Nice That’ here: http://goo.gl/EcyX0s