Deerhunter provides the dreamy ambient score to Todd Cole’s promotional film for Rodarte‘s upcoming spring collection, entitled “The Curve of Forgotten Things.” As the clothing brand’s main muse, actress Elle Fanning plays the lead in the visual which deals with forgotten things. Read the detailed description below and watch the artful piece above.
The film highlights design duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s spring 2011 collection, which drew inspiration from 1970s northern California, referencing Redwood forests, the gold rush and Asian influences. The Somewhere star pirouettes through the empty rooms of the historic Baldwin House (which sits on an oil field in LA’s Baldwin Hills), her outfits magically changing from one room to the next. Shot on a RED camera using Cooke lenses from the 70s, the short’s dusty focus references seminal movies of that era, such as Terrence Malick’s Badlands, while Georgia-based indie rockers Deerhunter provide the dreamy soundtrack. As for the title, Cole explains: “It’s the title of a Richard Brautigan poem. The poem and the film are about forgotten things—circles and the curve of time.” The film follows on from last spring’s intergalactic project that Cole shot with Rodarte and comes at an extraordinary moment for the designers, whose dazzling costume contributions to Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan will form part of their upcoming solo exhibit at MoCA. To find out which Rodarte look Fanning ear-marked for a special occasion, click here.