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Kenzo releases 'Dawn In Luxor' film

Fashion house collaborates with director Kahlil Joseph for a gripping short film

By Andrea Tim | Published: 16 May 2014

Video: Kenzo

Leave it to Kenzo to get lyrical about California, as demonstrated in their Spring/Summer 2014 collection (who could forget the reinterpreted aquatic theme and pulsating speakers with water on them?). Their new short film, Dawn In Luxor, was directed and written by Kahlil Joseph, an LA resident himself.

Kahlil shot on 16mm film, so there's already a very melancholic vibe to start with. Like we said, Dawn In Luxor is lyrical, so we expected nothing less than to be baffled – in the best, artistic way possible – when we watched a young boy lamenting a beached dolphin or model Grace Mahary telling a man "No fish", just because.

The film is thick with emotion, told in fragments that mean everything and nothing, depending on how emotional you are about a man dancing under a heavy gold-embellished cloak; this is us reconciling with the loose narrative, so translate what you will.


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