Style does not retire. A fashion film by Caryn Franklin for The Age of No Retirement to inspire all ages.

This short film was made to inspire viewers of all ages. As a Disruptive Fashion Lover and Professor of Diversity at Kingston University and because I know fashion and great design is a powerful tool to showcase the beauty and exquisiteness of being human, I chose to work with young and emerging designers to challenge existing stereotypes.

Our models Anna Marie and Anthony are perfect mannequins for the avant-garde looks we feature here. Confirmation then, that contemporary design can showcase the person within as vital, aspirational, exciting and modern.

There is no airbrushing of these faces and we enjoyed the authenticity of the day so much that we made the decision to linger lovingly (and for a long time) looking into Anna’s eyes so you can truly see the artistry of natural ageing upon her face.

Style does not retire and love of life - if we are lucky does not retire! Great design is there to help us celebrate all that we are and all that we can be.

Thanks to everyone who all participated in this excellent project.  

"Youthfulness is about how you live, not when you were born."

Karl Lagerfeld


Producer — Jane Galpin for Brilliant Productions; UK Videography & Editing — Micci Bamford for Fashioned Films; Stylist — Claire Ginzler; Makeup — Phyllis Cohen using Kryolan; Hair — John Vial for Salon Sloane using Revlon Professional; Hair Assistant — Gio Di Gesu; Models — Anna-Marie Von Ruden at Grey Model Agency, Anthony Fitzgerald at Grey Model Agency.

Designers — Charlotte Knowles; Sadie Clayton; Inga Moon; Lee Yang Du; L72; Martina Spetlova; James Pilcher; Stevan Saville; Bartosz Glinka; Orange Culture; Mai-Gidah; Molly Carlton; Stephanie Akpakly; Geraint Williams.

With thanks to — Loft Studios; Movetech UK;; VMI TV Ltd; Filmplus; Mateda Franklin; Jess David.