Australian fashion house Aje has released Fractal, a film directed by BAFTA and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Shannon Murphy (Baby Teeth, Killing Eve), and featuring rising screen stars Mia Healey (The Wilds), Melanie Jarnson (Mortal Kombat), Krew Boylan (Seriously Red), Sophie Wilde (Portable Door) and more.
A collaboration with female-led production company Dollhouse Pictures, Fractal showcases the brand’s Pre-Fall 2022 Biophilia collection.
Starring profoundly deaf, non-verbal newcomer Emawayat ‘Emi’ Elmitt, the film is centred around Elmitt’s use of movement, signs and shapes.
Elmitt is Ethiopian born and relocated to Australia via adoption, evolving to ‘signing’ late in life. Her trajectory has been influenced by her vibrant and close-knit family and community who were involved and consulted in devising this work.
The team collaborated with Elmitt to create a unique series of signs, movements and shapes inspired by her own abstract interpretation of the precis of the fashion and the film.
Fractal is a symphony of fashion, movement, dance, signs, and an ode to the environments we create for ourselves and through connecting with others – watch the film in full below.