A while back while shooting their SS16 lookbook, The Palatines' founder and creative director Jessica had expressed interest in creating a dance related fashion film for the release of their most recent collection.
Fast forward, and I'm excited to present to you The Palatines' first fashion film. Directed by the incredibly talented Basak Erol, the fashion film features dancer and WIFE member Kristen Leahy as she takes a tap dance break alone in a bathroom. The idea was inspired by Jessica's own background as a dancer and the idea of dancing when no one is watching.
It was incredibly fun to be a part of this project, and the sound design that ultimately makes up the sonic portion of the video is all based on the original tap sounds. It was important to keep the sounds somewhat organic, yet completely distorted and reverberated, so as to not draw the viewer out of the moment too much. Needless to say, we were all thrilled for it to also have premiered on NEST TOGETHER last week.
Watch the video below, and see more images/read about The Palatines on NEST TOGETHER.