Inside Snow White: Recreating The Dark Forest
So as you may now, FMM is a promotional partner of the Universal Pictures upcoming movie Snow White And The Huntsman that premieres June 1st, 2012 (Yep, just two more weeks!) In anticipation of the film, Macala and the FMM staff were inspired to merge fashion and interiors for an incredible Snow White and The Huntsman-inspired dinner party. The costumes, set design and imagery in this film are nothing short of works of art in themselves, and we wanted to explore them by creating a dark forest environment.
Inside The Dark Forest
In the mythos of the upcoming Snow White and The Huntsman, there are two forests at odds with each other. The Enchanted Forest lies at the heart of the world. It is the center of life and a place of immense spiritual energy. It pumps life through the soil and into the world, giving it the power to grow.
The Enchanted Forest is threatened by the ever-growing Dark Forest. Queen Ravenna upset the natural order and is causing the Dark Forest to get bigger. By stopping death for herself, Ravenna has caused nature to fall out of balance. The Dark Forest is a place where everything looks like it is dying and decaying, a place with no human habitation.
The dark forest is an element in may fairy tales, not just Snow White. The dark forest symbolizes the unknown, and, in the case of a coming of age story for young women, it represents the unknown of sexuality. (Lucky Kirsten Stewart–who better to lead Snow White through the “dark forest” than a hot huntsman like Chris Hemsworth?) The woods are full of dangers, known and unknown, but the journey helps the heroine to grow into a woman, to know herself better and become more able to care for herself and others. This table, therefore, creates a sense of mystery and is at the same time a call to adventure, to set out into the unknown and conquer what lies ahead.
See photos of our dark forest below:
Photography: Bertone Visuals for FMM
Creative direction and concept: Macala Wright
Design, construction and development: Laurie March and Igeal GM
Model: Sade Strehlke, Icon Concierge
Accessories: ALDO Shoes and France Luxe Hair