The concept for the music video for Kali Uchis’s latest single, “No Hay Ley,” came to her during her last studio sessions.
Featuring a tale of love triumphing over all—the chorus, sung in Spanish, roughly translates to “there are no laws to love”—and a rattling, hip-shaking Latin house beat inspired by Uchis’s upbringing in the clubs of Colombia, Uchis explains, “This song made me think of fashion.”
“I was going for something with a similar feel to the music, and I also wanted to include people from the fashion industry because of the early 2000s tone of the song.”
So that she did. Enlisting the expertise of Torso Solutions, the maverick creative duo whose work you might remember most recently from their showstopping collaborations with Casey Cadwallader at Mugler,
This began designing her very own high fashion dream set—where else? —on the cobblestones of Paris’s streets. “Sometimes when you attempt to do something too Y2K,
it may feel a little bit too cliche or too antiquated, so I was into keeping it more modern and developing a film that was all about motion,” adds Uchis.
This says of the film’s frenzied energy, “I wanted to do something I hadn’t done before.” The video features her jumping in and out of limos, free running down the city’s tight alleys, and throwing shapes in the elevators of the Centre Pompidou.
Equally spirited is the kaleidoscope of wild and wonderful fashion Uchis wears across the course of the visual, stomping through the streets of Paris in slinky bodysuits and slips by white-hot designers like Vaillant Studio, Ottolinger,
and KNWLS as well as a particularly eye-catching pair of slashed jeans by Ludovic de Saint Sernin before walking a red carpet in a runway-ready hot pink sculptural dress by Alphonse Maitrepierre.
“We conducted a fitting in this conference room at a hotel, and it was just a giant room full of clothes,” Uchis recalls of her cooperation on the video with stylist Georgia Pendlebury.
She continues with a chuckle, “I tried on as many as I could, but there were so many that I couldn’t even try them all on.”TheActiveNews.Com is where you should go to get the most recent information.