james of jimmy d emailed me about children of vision and the video (by oliver rose) for his f/w 2011 collection until the light takes us. i actually watched the short drunk at 4 am after a thwarted night of partying and cuddling with cats, with all the lights off and no sound because my roommate was sleeping. the backing track is pretty cool (and the designer did tell me to listen to it LOUD), but the smoky ethereal quality of the movie in silence is also crazy mesmerizing. got to love a fashion-oriented video that’s about the visual possibilities of the medium, not to mention the mood and the thought process behind the collection, without just being a short about clothes.
i love the extreme vertical of the dress alice is wearing with the horizontal strap across the chest and then the diagonal of the body harness. and the look before that, with the perfect curve of the necklace, to the horizontal, to the free straps that hang around the model’s legs. pretty crazy about this collection as a whole. simplicity at it’s best, when the designer can capture that thing in visual arts where your eyes are drawn in and led in specific ways around the canvas–something j.d. has no doubt done effortlessly