Kenzo has joined forces with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on a new audiovisual project. Called “Yo! My Saint,” the dramatic track—which also features vocals from British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka—accompanies a nine-minute short film showcasing the French label’s vibrant, unisex wares for Spring 2018.
Directed by Ana Lily Amirour (you may remember her 2014 “Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western,” A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), the film stars Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches, actress Jessica Henwick, and model Kiko Mizuhara. Loosely based off of Michaelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up, the story centers around a fashion photographer (played by Hungtai) falling for his two muses (Henwick and Mizuhara).
What’s especially interesting is that the two muses were inspired by founder Kenzo Takada’s two actual muses in the ‘70s, Sayoko Tamagotchi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Even more interesting, the film mirrors Kenzo’s all-Asian cast of models for its Spring 2018 show in Paris, which featured dancers repelling down walls in an imaginary meeting of Tamagotchi and Sakamoto.
Check out the entire film (and see Karen O make a little cameo as the photography assistant), and if you’re really into the song (like we are), find it today on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and more.