Kenzo teams up with Quentin Jones for stop motion film


Another great stop motion film from London-based illustrator Quentin Jones, this time for Kenzo’s pre-fall 2012 collection.

Frenetic but fantastic, the spot is a mish mash of collage work playing with the letters that spell out Kenzo, as well as a number of sporty props and accessories including hoops, ribbons and scaffolding to climb on.

It was shot in a warehouse in East London, and then digitally layered with handmade moving elements and frames of the models, Jones explained in an interview on the brand’s blog.

“It is kind of like sewing together different visual ingredients over a timeline,” she added.

On the role film plays in fashion, she said: “I think film allows a brand to create a moment of escapism into a world of their vision and personality. If they are successful, the audience gets to experience what it means to ‘live’ that label from their desk or bed. They need to be entertaining to capture new audiences, and not just pretty moving images.”

She referred to Stephanie Di Giusto’s Le bel été for Vanessa Bruno, and Barnaby Roper’s Iris for Nowness as two of her personal favourites.

Jones was also behind the Victoria by Victoria Beckham video for spring/summer 2012.

Below are some of the behind-the-scenes images from the Kenzo film:

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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