Lookbook Lust: Kahlo’s FW12 “Awkward Presence”

This latest video lookbook from Australian based label, KAHLO is a captivating surprise. In “Awkward Presence,” model Alexandra Papa displays the label’s cutting edge contemporary apparel hauntingly below the night sky.

Under Thomas Sobel’s direction, Papa makes her way through L.A., the city that inspired the collection. Nick Foster’s music supervision bolsters the mood of the short, creating the soundtrack as Papa climbs under the cover of night through the dry and deserty hills overlooking Los Angeles, generating a vibe that not only speaks the language of the city itself but conveys its vast and alienating beauty.

The enviable clothes, the beautiful girl, the stellar soundtrack, along with Sobel’s mesmerizing direction makes it all too easy to admire. Check it out for yourself. Watch the director’s cut and fall in love with the clothes, the music, and the city…

KAHLO F/W 2012: Director’s Cut from Thomas Sobel on Vimeo.

Some images from the actual print lookbook:

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