Raf Simons filmed a video for The XX
The designer Raf Simons continues to conquer the fashion horizons.
Having replaced Dior with Calvin Klein, fashion designer made his debut in a new post with a successful collection. Then followed the receipt of the prestigious award in the field of fashion CFDA Awards, as well as a place in the ranking of 100 influential people in 2017 according to Time. Next to Raf Simons, the demonstration of a new skill is shooting a clip.
The XX band released a new album in the winter, over which they worked for three years. The record «I see you» became the third and most adult, according to musicians. The XX presented a new concept – not to write down anything that can not be performed live at a concert. The band members also note that «I see you» is more outward-oriented, open and expansive album, compared to its two predecessors.
Raf Simons together with photographer Alasdor MacLellan went to Los Angeles, where they shot a new video for the band The XX. Locations for the video were the mansions of architects John Lautner and Frank Lloyd Wright. As actors, Raf Simons invited novice celebrities. The daughter of Michael Jackson Paris, the 13-year-old star of the series «Stranger Things» Millie Bobbi Brown, Ashton Sanders from the Oscar-winning «Moonlight», Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes models, got into the designer’s lens. All the heroes of the video were dressed in Calvin Klein clothes. Millie Bobby Brown and Ashton Sanders already worked with Raf Simons on one of his shows as models, and Paris Jackson recently signed a contract with Calvin Klein.
«This is our recognition of the love of Los Angeles, where we recorded some of the tracks that were included in the album I See You. This is the third video that our friend and wonderful professional Alasder Maklellan takes for us. This time, we were lucky enough to work with our idol Raf Simons, who developed the concept of the clip and helped to translate the idea into reality. It was great to collaborate with both of them. We were also pleased to meet Millie, Paris, Ashton, Lulu and Ernesto», — The XX said.