In line with the new gen perception of the maturing Disney princess, last week, Selena Gomez dropped her hugely anticipated video for Come And Get It. Directed by Lana and Rihanna collaborator Anthony Mandler, the clip sees Selena looking beyond incredible flouncing around a field “Only Girl In The World”-style. The track itself was apparently originally intended for Rihanna, so it is only fitting that Mandler was chosen to direct the video.
Last month we heard the somewhat incredibly curated set of remixes for Selena’s peer Demi Lovato’s Heart Attack and once again curated by the same team of genius, here is the mastered and complete set of Come And Get It remixes, including six tracks which are set for commercial release on May 28 (with accompanying VEVO videos) from Jump Smokers, Robert DeLong, Cahill Club, Fred Falke, DJ M3 Mixshow and Dave Audé. Check them out below. In all fairness, the track itself was destined for remix greatness. It’s production and structure alone allows for so much scope for experimentation – these definitely do it justice.
I first met Dima Neu during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Moscow back in March where he was about to showcase his collection CHILDREN/UNIVERSE. He was wearing one of the chain-mail pieces showcased below in the campaign images photographed by Vera Biriukova featuring models Alex Vasil’chenko and Tanya Shmat.
For a an emerging Russian designer showing on schedule, Dima’s almost urban aesthetic is progressive and rare, and the show itself was more of performance art piece (which if you’ve been reading KARLISMYUNKLE for some time, you’ll know that I appreciate).
Directed by creative hero and visionary Thomas Knights, here is the video for Maya Jane Coles featuring Karin Park – “Everything” with fashion by the inimitable (and my Ada + Nik design partner) Ada Zanditon. You might need to look away if you’re uncomfortable with witnessing the disembowlment and subsequent taxidermying of a crow.
Maya’s debut album ‘Comfort’ is due early July.
Directed by Chris Sweeney, here’s the official video of Lana’s Great Gatsby contribution ‘Young & Beautiful’. The video features the orchestral version of the track that was released a couple of weeks ago and in its simplicity does the song more justice than what would essentially have been a promo trailer for the film had it featured tonnes of Gatsby footage.
So as with the videos for Summer Wine, Chelsea Hotel No.2 and Burning Desire for Jaguar, the all out production of videos such as Born To Die, Ride and National Anthem has been held back for what we can only expect as an iconic return to awe inspiring visuals for album number two.
As a brand, BLK DNM has been making a cult impact onto the scene in the most discerning manner for the last two years. It’s a project helmed be Johan Lindeberg – both creatively and stylistically. He has essentially been pioneering a movement, as opposed to simply launching a fashion brand. Johan is hugely social media savvy and adores Instagram, shoots or creatively directs all of his own campaigns (or at least teams up with like minded creatives such as Inez & Vinoodh), which have been featured previously on KARL IS MY UNKLE and has evoked a timeless design aesthetic with every piece from the BLK DNM collection.
With a beautiful standalone store on Lafayette Street in NYC and another in Stockholm, BLK DNM is also stocked around the world in concept stores and department stores from Behaviour to Matches and Harvey Nichols to Colette. Again, each stockist selected in line with the vision of the brand.
Since the launch of BLK DNM, there hasn’t been a defining moment when Johan and his team landed in London to catch up with everything that is going on with the brand, until this week. Last night, a group of us spent the evening at an intimate dinner in the incredible new restaurant Beagle with Johan discussing the new campaigns, our mutual love for the brand and Johan’s new role with Absolut Elyx Vodka (to be announced soon).
Beagle itself is set within three beautifully renovated railway arches on Geffrye Street, Shoreditch – next to Hoxton Station and was launched by brothers Danny and Kieran Clancy. Chef James Ferguson (former Head Chef at Rochelle Canteen), delivers seasonal, produce-led British cooking, with menus changing on a daily basis. The food was out of this world.
Today sees the launch of BLK DNM’s Leather Project X, where you can customise your own BLK DNM leather jacket at 237 Lafayette. Image below by Johan Lindeberg featuring Kenza Fourati in Montauk in Leather Jacket 5 and Sweater 10.