Kahlil Joseph, director of music videos for the likes of Kendrick Lamar, FKA twigs, Arcade Fire, and Flying Lotus, as well as last year’s incredible “Lemonade” visual album by Beyoncé, has shared a new short film in collaboration with Kenzo.
The 12-minute fashion film/short is called “Music is my Mistress” and stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Jesse Williams, Kelsy Lu and Ish.
It’s described by Kenzo as “an amalgamation of rhythms, visions and moods that eschews narrative continuity in favour of divergent glimpses into a bigger story.”
It also features music from Sub Pop hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces and the aforementioned Kelsey Lu, who provides a stunning piece on the cello to close out the film.
“Music Is My Mistress” is the fourth in the series of films commissioned by Kenzo Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.
Lim and Leon said in a statement: “With every campaign film we always try to take Kenzo to a new place. This is the second time we’ve worked with Kahlil on a short film and with “Music is My Mistress” he evoked another viewpoint on our collections that felt right to us. Visually the movie is incredible and leads us to confirm we were right in trusting our instincts when we asked him to work with us on the project.”