Kenzo enlists indie god gregg araki for new film
Now more than ever, designers have been turning to the world of film to present their new collections as a refreshing addition to the runway circuit. Kenzo however, are taking it to the next level by enlisting a genuine legend of the film world–none other than Gregg Araki.
It was announced today by WWD that Kenzo’s directing duo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are teaming up with Araki for a collaborative short film that features the brand’s Fall 2015 collections. Araki, king of the New Queer Cinema movement, will write and direct the five-minute original short film.
Titled “Here Now,” the film will showcase the Fall looks of the brand, bringing to life the distinctive Kenzo prints, textural plays, and vibrant colors of their latest collection. Araki’s selected cast includes familiar faces like Nicole Laliberte, who appeared in his Cannes award-winning 2010 film “Kaboom.” Glee heart-throb Jacob Artist, Jane Levy, Jake Weary and Grace Victoria Cox will also be part of this fab collab.
What can we expect from this web of three creative geniuses? Collectively, this trio has brought us a fashion show staged with 20 Ferraris, an exclusive collection with Spike Jonze that brings to life picture book Where The Wild Things Are, and a wealth of independent films that bring us seamless, natural cinema.
Araki once told Vice his films are “Not for everybody and some are polarizing… but the people that do get my movies really get them.” Well, Kenzo sure got it and we know we will.
The full film will be available on July 4th, here
Photo by Michael Avedon