Nowness

Style to the End is a short film commissioned by NOWNESS as part of their The Way We Dress series.

It explores the outfits women have chosen to wear to their graves.

Working with women with whom death is the corner stone to each of their lives; (and many other women):

Shabnam Spiers – A&E Doctor & Fashion Designer
Louise Winter – Creative Funeral Planner
Romany Reagan – Performing Heritage & Cemetery Studies PhD candidate and playwright

This short film is shot in several funeral settings including Mortlake Crematorium, Harrison’s Funeral Home and GreenAcres Heatherley Wood.

The film reveals the powerful emotions underlying both choosing a final outfit and confronting mortality, and shines a light on how fashion and style can frame a woman’s final moments in life and in death.

https://www.nowness.com/series/the-way-we-dress/style-to-the-end-avril-furness

Gallery – Harrisons Funeral Home

Gallery –┬áKensal Rise

Gallery – Mortlake Crematorium