Congratulations to Benjamin Reyes, winner of the first ELLE Canada Fashion Film Competition!


benjaminreyesfashionsfade Congratulations to Benjamin Reyes, winner of the first ELLE Canada Fashion Film Competition!

A still from Fashions Fade by Ben Reyes.

Last night at a special screening at the Whistler Film Festival, we proudly announced the winner of the first-ever ELLE Canada Fashion Film Competition: “Fashion Fades” by Ben Reyes.

As one of our judges, Robert Ott, the chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson University, put it: “Ben was able to explore a surprisingly succinct yet complex narrative around romance, class, style and urbanism.”

WATCH NOW: Fashions Fade by Benjamin Reyes

Fellow judge Noreen Flanagan—and editor-in-chief of ELLE Canada—concurred. “I was impressed that Ben could tell such a charming—and universal–story in two minutes or less. Who doesn’t want to be noticed by the object of his or her fancy? And, everyone (even a sweet busker boy) appreciates the role of fashion in making that happen.”

Special thanks to Robert, Noreen and our other esteemed judges: Paul Gratton (director of programming, Whistler Film Festival), Treana Peake (designer, Obakki) and Liane Balaban (actress).

Stay tuned for our profiles of all three finalists and for more details on next year’s competition!

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About Laura deCarufel

I handle the style section in the magazine and online, which means that I spend my days thinking about beautiful clothes and beautiful people and all the crazy, creative things that happen when they collide. I've been a dedicated follower of fashion since grade 8, when a pic of Linda Evangelista in a crushed velvet pantsuit (!) sparked my fascination. My current top style moment is the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany's - Audrey Hepburn on Fifth Avenue at dawn, wearing a long Givenchy gown, looking impossibly elegant as she delicately eats a croissant. French fashion and french pastry, two of my all-time favourite things.