Nathalie Chanin

I like Wyatt Troll’s new video of Nathalie Chanin’s collection.

It reminds me of a Flannery O’Connor short story.

Everything That Rises Must Converge.

NOWNESS introduces the video in the below synopsis:

“To celebrate ten years of designer Natalie Chanin’s groundbreaking couture project Alabama Chanin—a micro-enterprise that uses organic and recycled materials (and local talent) to produce limited-edition, hand-stitched creations—cinematographer Wyatt Troll traveled to the foothills of the Appalachians to capture her universe on film, exclusively premiered here by NOWNESS. “One can feel lusciousness in the air and water there—a bit heavy, but altogether wonderful,” says Troll of Florence, Alabama, where the company is headquartered. Troll’s movie, set to Devendra Banhart’s cover of “The Overachievers” by the Liars, captures the languorous glamour found in Chanin’s clothes—appliqué cotton camisole dresses that sweetly invoke American Gothic, intricately embroidered A-line jackets with deconstructed “fur” finish—by locating the collection in the everyday poetry of the rural American South. “Natalie’s world is all her own. She cares as much about her sewing family as she does the countryside and her own kin,” says Troll, whose cinematography credits include Spike Jonze’s short film We Were Once a Fairytale and Tom Kuntz’s recent video for MGMT’s “Congratulations.””

Check out the video here.

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