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David Bowie X Louis Vuitton

ImageDavid Bowie has been the star of a number of beautiful videos in 2013 – notably his own, which have been directed by the sickeningly talented Floria Sigismondi. In the Louis Vuitton campaign film ‘L’Invitation au Voyage’, directed by Romain Gavras, Bowie performs a unique version of ‘I’d Rather Be High’ for Arizona Muse at a lavish Venetian party…or does he? You can watch the full director’s cut below.

This luxurious, high end advert is in complete contrast to Romain Gavras’ usual body of work – which includes gritty, controversial videos for the likes of M.I.A and Adidas. I find it quite surprising that Vuitton enlisted him to direct this video, but I’m glad they did.

Still Corners – Berlin Lovers

Berlin LoversThis video for Still Corners’ new single ‘Berlin Lovers’ is lovely. It was directed by Christian Sorensen Hansen and reminds me a bit of Christiane F, but without the heroin. Imagine that Christiane F. and Detlev are a lot more innocent – just two regular teens who don’t inject smack into their veins, or give strangers handjobs for drug money – and this is pretty much it. Considering the song is called ‘Berlin Lovers’, perhaps the similarities aren’t even a coincidence. Either way, I like it.

Tyler The Creator Directs Mountain Dew Ad

ImageNo, seriously. Tyler, the Creator has directed and starred in an ad for Mountain Dew. It gets weirder, though – he voices a female goat called Felicia…a really violent goat, who gets some kind of hallucinogenic kick out of drinking Mountain Dew.

Stoker

Stoker FilmThis film looks like it’s going to be amazing – and already comes highly recommended from some of my friends. The Daily Mail gave it just one star, which is surely a good thing, considering that the people at The Daily Mail know fuck all about anything that’s worth knowing about. I love that they used ‘Dirge’ by Death In Vegas for the trailer – so perfect for this twisted feature film. ‘Stoker’ is the latest release from Park Chan-wook, the acclaimed South Korean director of 2003′s ‘Oldboy’.

Films of Fashion

Films of FashionFilms of Fashion is a brilliant online destination for a bit of frivolous escapism. Acting as a growing compendium of fashion films, it’s a great resources website which allows you to revisit well-known campaigns by the likes of Louis Vuitton and Agent Provocateur, while also discovering hidden gems by smaller labels and magazines. The layout is large, clean and user-friendly, and the video quality is excellent.Miu Miu 2010Louis Vuitton L'Invitation au VoyageThe Crush Fashion Film

Shangri-La: It’s In Our Nature

I’ve only just seen this ad campaign but thought I’d post it because of the wintry imagery and enchanting narrative – it feels kind of festive, plus I absolutely love wolves!

The video was directed by Bruno Aveillan, who was also behind the wonderful ‘L’Odyssée de Cartier’ ad from earlier in the year.

Beach House – Wild

Beach House have released the video for their beautiful new single, “Wild”. Directed by Johan Renck and described as, ‘a series of intense, violent, sexual, and sad moments’, the themes and aesthetic really remind me of ‘Requiem For A Dream’. Much of the video is bathed in a blue-grey hue, making the characters look unhealthy, and the settings look bleak and cold. I like it, apart from the bit in the middle where the song is interrupted so that we can watch the skinny scrapping boys exchange some dull dialogue.

Gloam

‘Gloam’ is a beautiful new short film made by We Are The Forest (comprised of David Elwell & Gareth Hughes). It portrays the journey of a solitary creature making his way through the forest, and is both mysterious and melancholy. Even though the protagonist strikes me as somewhat creepy and bizarre, its character seems gentle and intriguing enough that you have a kind of empathy for him – it’s never revealed what’s in the forest, but I found myself hoping that this strange beast wouldn’t come to any harm. The moving soundtrack seems to evoke a kind of loneliness, and it’s like the creature is searching for something meaningful.

Little People – Aldgate Patterns

The video for ‘Aldgate Patterns’ by Little People is both beautiful and strange. The visuals fit the music so well, and the whole thing is enchanting. I really like the mixture of the rural landscape with the futuristic digital projections – you’d expect it to have a weird discordance, but somehow it just works.

Directed by Adam Amaral, the video was made in collaboration with production studio WORK and animator Chris Martz. Amazingly, the post-production work and special effects used were minimal – most of what you see in the video has been created through projection mapping.

Encounter by Calvin Klein

Alexander Skarsgård + Lara Stone x Calvin Klein = Fuck Yeah.

These beautiful specimens both star in an atmospheric campaign video for the new Calvin Klein men’s fragrance, ‘Encounter’. The advert was directed by Fabien Baron.