In Kelsey Lu’s dramatic tune video for “Sun shades of Blue” from previous this 12 months, the singer-songwriter went all out when it got here to the form and texture of her clothes: She walked at the deck of a boat in cascading waves of orange Molly Goddard tulle, and he or she danced within the woodland in an ombré pleated Zhuxuan quantity. The ones items, whilst architecturally putting, aren’t essentially are compatible for the streets of Los Angeles—you’d be hard-pressed to search out any individual wearing one thing that fussy on a sunny day within the Town of Angels.
With Lu’s new tune video, “Due West,” codirectors Cara Stricker and stylist Mindy Le Brock (in her directorial debut) helped Lu select items that would slot in extra naturally with the Los Angeles panorama. “My choices for clothes had been pushed strongly in the course of the places we had been scouting for the video,” Le Brock says. “We had been doing a lot of lengthy zooms and the places had been much more city [than in the ‘Shades of Blue’ video], so I nearly sought after Lu to look within the body the place perhaps in the beginning she seemed to be fairly camouflaged.”
And given the truth that Le Brock took phase in directing the video, motion used to be extra of a central fear when it got here to her styling. “There used to be such a lot dancing within the video so I sought after Lu to really feel at ease,” Le Brock says. That doesn’t imply the items that they selected lacked aptitude, although. The floral, puff-sleeved Observed Customers robe that Lu wears during is a showstopper, and the antique sequin-adorned Escada pants that she wears whilst roller-skating are downright colourful. Watch the brand new video under—it can be a visible banquet of a few of L.A.’s hidden gemstones, nevertheless it’s stuffed with some standout model moments, too.