Collaboration is fundamental to any designer or design brand that aims to communicate the essence of a collection through non-sartorial means, such as a catwalk show or the fashion image. But is there something distinct about the relationships fashion designers have recently formed with filmmakers? Who ‘owns’ the vision for fashion films? Is the filmmaker a creator or a mere conduit and what exactly are the processes that these collaborations follow? This panel will explore the different motivations and roles of both parties in these particular contexts, delving into questions of interpretation, authorship and creative control.