Films


“SACRED,” a film by Alexandra Groover, Anna Gudbrands, Linn Carin Dirdal, & Ginger Wood

Alexandra Groover collaborated with friends cinematographer Anna Gudbrands and musician Linn Carin Dirdal with additional art direction by Ginger Wood and additional mastering by Knut Jonas Sellevold to create a short film as a reminder to the human race the importance of making the effort to preserve all that is SACRED.

 

 

“A Life Unsung” by The Living Gods of Haiti & Penny Rimbaud (CRASS)

Alexandra Groover was invited by Rebekah Dobbins, singer of The Living Gods of Haiti, to style and create costumes for the video for their collaboration with Penny Rimbaud, singer of legendary punk band CRASS. Filmed at Dalston Pier in collaboration with Wanda Martin and makeup by Mariesa J Ferraro.

 

 

“Killing Lotus” by The Living Gods of Haiti – Alexandra Groover costumes:

Alexandra Groover was asked to create garments for The Living Gods of Haiti, a new ethereal electronic band comprised of singer Rebekah Dobbins and musician/producer Marc Collin, both of Nouvelle Vague fame. For their latest music video, Alexandra designed garments inspired by the lotus flower that inspired the song “Killing Lotus,” as well as Busby Berkeley-inspired water nymph costumes for the dancers who performed alongside singer Rebekah Dobbins in the video. Rebekah’s mask is by Damselfrau/ Magnhild Kennedy.

 

 

‘Vibrant Matter/ La Métachorie #2- Alexandra Groover dress for Maria Sideri

Alexandra Groover collaborated with performance artist Maria Sideri to design the surprise finale dress for her Valentine de Saint Point-inspired performance Vibrant Matter: La Metachorie, which took place at ArtsAdmin in London on 24.11.2014

“Vibrant Matter/ La Métachorie is inspired from the work of a female French artist of the early 20th century, Valentine de Saint Point. It is a solo piece made, as homage for her contributions in the arts that still remain largely unnoticed. Vibrant Matter/ The Métachorie is a dialogue between Valentine de Saint Point and myself, which raises questions around vibration, woman, matter, lust and dance. The work was produced after an extensive research on her life and work in various archives and museums in Italy and in France.” – Maria Sideri

 

 

‘ISHTAR’ ALEXANDRA GROOVER AW14

Director: Marta Di Francesco
Camera: Tamas Olajos
Choreography: Marquez & Zangs
Makeup: Anna Iceland using M.A.C
Original Score: Roberto Crippa

 

 

‘REBIRTH’ ALEXANDRA GROOVER SS14

Film by Maya Art assisted by Wilbert Lati
SS14 REBIRTH
Choreography: Christopher Matthews
Hair: Chadd Curry using Philip Kingsley
Makeup: Anna Iceland using M.A.C
Filmed live by: Maya Art, Wilbert Lati
Music: Christos Fanaras, Mark Wagner
Still Photographer: Tom Medwell
Fashion PR: Malgorzata Procyk, Karolina Brodnicka
Designer Assistant: Ewa Burak
Production Assistants: Anna Maggy, Briet Olina, Reid Calvert
Rose Petals: Kat Tomaschuck, Nadia Katz Wise, Jenny Phung,
Dasha Love, Emily Rose England
Inanna: Lily Newmark
Procession Models: Inesa De La Roche, Mona Mock,
Chadd Curry, Barrington De La Roche, Christopher Matthews
Invitation artwork by Rafel Delalande
Special thanks to Britta Burger, Ed Pearson, & Damien Geninazza

 

 

‘RESURRECTION’ ALEXANDRA GROOVER AW13

Film by Maya Art
Starring Dave.i.d & Vasilisa Forbes
Edited by Dario Amodio
Look Book Photography by Paul Phung
Makeup by Anna Iceland using M.A.C
Hair by Myo Myint
Soundtrack by Dave.i.d
Production Assistants: Reid Calvert, Olivia Hicks

 

 

‘AFTERLIFE’ ALEXANDRA GROOVER SS13

A short film by Alexandra Groover
Hair & Makeup: Anna Iceland using M.A.C.
Jewellery: Jane Groover at www.taboostudio.com
Music: Dave.i.d
Still Photographs: Wilbert Lati
Assistants: Elsa Knafo & Zinab al Ramathany
Cast:
Man: Barrington De La Roche
Woman: Inesa De La Roche

 

 

‘LIFE’ ALEXANDRA GROOVER SS12

London director: Au Matt
Footwear: Benjamin John Hall for Alexandra Groover
Choreography: Saffie Ashtiany
Hair & make-up : Kenny Leung assisted by Holly O’Brien & Natasha Woodward using M.A.C. cosmetics & Philip Kingsley hair product
Stills: Paul Phung
Cameras: Au Matt, Simon Biu
San Diego director & camera: Sandra Russell
San Diego hair & makeup: Marisa Groover & Cat Thompson
San Diego Producer: Jane Groover
Music: Cutbang
Assistants: Eva Di Franco, Darunee Terdtoontaveedej, Tanya Kuruvilla
London Cast: Lauren Rae Mace, Lucy Freeman, Diana Patient, Vasilisa Forbes, Roisin Burns, Anna Iceland
San Diego Cast: Laia Egea Pujol, Esther Riera, Aurore Giraudin, Julie Lee, Kristi Kass

www.alexandragroover.com
www.benjaminjohnhall.com
www.cutbang.com

 

 

‘BIRTH’ ALEXANDRA GROOVER AW11

Director/Filmmaker: Au Matt
Producer: Sandra Ross
Performers: Noah Alveberg & Anna Iceland
Footwear design: Benjamin John Hall for Alexandra Groover
Hair design: Kenny Leung for Philip Kingsley
Makeup design: Kenny Leung for M.A.C.
Stills photographer: Paul Phung
MUSIC : AGF ‘presswehen’
Editor: Anna-Mi Fredriksson
Shot on location in Birling Gap, England
Special thanks to: Antye Greie, Sharon Frizzell and staff at the Birling Gap Café

 

 

FILM ARCHIVE

 

 

‘SEA SMOKE’ ALEXANDRA GROOVER SS11

With a nod to her coastal California upbringing and signature monochrome palette, Groover’s latest collection is entitled Sea Smoke. Inspired by a US Navy image of fog lingering on the surface of the ocean, Groover has created a short film that marries the mystery of being lost in the haze with the meditative feeling evoked by the vastness of the open sea. Filmed by Fritz Stolberg, it features a track from cult drone musician and regular collaborator Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))) fame.
Groover’s pieces invite the wearer to play with the garments and style them in their own personal way. In the film, tubes of black jersey metamorphose into different styles and silhouettes by the simple act of pulling a drawstring.
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY: CG WATKINS
HAIR & MAKEUP: KENNY LEUNG
ASSISTANT: CLAIRE BARROW
PERFORMERS: AU MATT & ANNA ICELAND

 

 

VEILED WATER: ALEXANDRA GROOVER X NICOLA ST MARC

Veiled Water is a fashion narrative showcasing designs by Alexandra Groover.
After living on land for several years, a female selkie (a mythical shapeshifting being that can take human form by shedding its skin) must return to the ocean. Inspired by the legends of Faorese, Gaelic and Icelandic folklore, Veiled Water follows her struggle to abandon human life and finally accept her destiny.
CREDITS
Director – Nicola Saint-Marc
Fashion – Alexandra Groover
Talent – Grace Hollows
Cinematographer – Adam Etherington
Music Composer – Alex Silva
Focus Puller – Karl Clarke
2nd Assistant Camera – Joelle Smith
Stylist – Lucy February
1st Assistant Director – Maggie Musial
3rd Assistant Director – Amelia Southgate
Gaffer – Stefan Mitchell
Lighting Assistant – Georgie Clarke
Runner Day 1 – Buddy
Runner Day 2 – Holly Mounter
Hair Stylist – Peter Gray
Make-up Artist – Kaori Mitsuyasu
Nail Technician – Mike Pocock
Editor – Julia Knight
Colourist – Duncan Russell
Visual Effects – Prince Yiadom
With Thanks To Aidan Jean-Marie, Decode, Emma Allan, The Fayreness Hotel, Gosia Chalas, James Allen, Mike Skrgatic, Premier Model Management, Prime Focus World, Rojer Taylor-White, Ross Andrews, Sharon Kelley, Sola Lighting, Thanet Film Office, Time Based Arts and Trim Editing

 

 

OTHERWORLD: ALEXANDRA GROOVER X PRIMITIVE LONDON

FILM: WILBERT LATI
MODEL: EVIE HOWARD
MUSIC: DAVE.I.D
HAIR & MAKEUP: ANNA ICELAND USING M.A.C
ASSISTANT: ELSA KNAFO
MADE FOR PRIMITIVE LONDON WEBSITE LAUNCH PARTY SUMMER 2012

 

 

‘FERN FOREST’ ALEXANDRA GROOVER SS10

DIRECTOR: JOACHIM NORVIK
FILM: EDWARD THOMAS
EDITOR: JAMES HERBERT
STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER: JOACHIM NORVIK
MUSIC: ‘DOLMENS AND LIGHTHOUSES’ BY STEPHEN O’MALLEY
HAIR: TAKUYA SUGAWARA
MAKEUP: MARIA COMPARETTO
STYLIST: YASUHIRO TAKEHISA
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT: AI KAMOSHITA

 

‘HYDROMEDUSAE DRESS DANCE’ Alexandra Groover AW09

A short film by Alexandra Groover
Music: Christos Fanaras
Starring: Linn Carin Dirdal