Clothes to covet, music to tap your foot to: weekend watch

Valerie Ciriades’ spring / summer 2013 fashion film is also a music clip. And, to her credit, the music was especially composed and recorded as part of the project.

While many fashion films struggle to find a point or a draw beyond the clothing they’re presenting, Ciriades’ instantly gets you with the stomping bass of Indochine, a track with breathy vocals recorded by Brazilian model Michelli Provensi. And yes, the multi-talented Provensi also stars in the clip and models for the campaign.

Indochine Valerie Ciriades film

While shot in downtown Brazil, the title gives away Ciriades oriental inspirations: the collection was inspired by a trip to Cambodia, while the clip ultimately pays homage to the movie of the same name in which a French woman falls in love with an Asian man during the French colonial rule of the 1930s.

Ciriades’ spring 2013 gowns are doubly striking against the replicated Colonial backdrop, where a fan blade slowly cuts the air and luxurious fabrics take on a vintage feel when paired with the exotic, oriental-inspired accessories.

“Indochine” – the music and the film – was written and directed by Luigi Dias. You can watch the spring 2013 collection film for Valerie Ciriades ( above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for, where she serves as the publication's Editor.