Watch Kenzo and Karen O’s Phantasmic Fashion Film 'Yo! My Saint'

Watch Kenzo and Karen O’s Phantasmic Fashion Film 'Yo! My Saint'

Karen O’s harrowing vocals narrate a story of unrequited love.

Karen O’s harrowing vocals narrate a story of unrequited love.

Text: Danielle Combs

For Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, fashion goes far beyond the traditional confines of creating clothes. In their latest artistic endeavor for Kenzo, the duo has bridged the gap between fashion, art, and music in the brand’s experiential film Yo! My Saint, which features original music by Karen O.

The surreal film is a creative eruption for Kenzo’s muse-inspired SS18 collection, weaving a storyline about a photographer who tragically falls in love with two of his muses. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, the cinematic flick enters a neon-soaked dimension where surreal visions of the muses he longs for haunt him at every turn. To narrate the story of one man’s unrequited love, Karen O created “Yo! My Saint” for the campaign, a track featuring Michael Kiwanuka that builds to an arresting crescendo and slowly fades into a lullaby.

“For the music, I immediately wanted to do melodramatic and romantic and with lots of yearning and high stakes—all that good stuff that’s in any Korean soap opera. It just started flowing through me. Also, I wanted there to be something authentically romantic about it in some kind of slightly unconventional way, “ Karen explained about how she developed the harrowing track.

Watch the video below and enter Kenzo’s fantastical world.

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