Fashion Week : The Visual Album
Another Fashion Week is coming to a close in New York and the range of emotions, the oohs and ahhs, the street style outfits, the dinners, parties and such are all going to be just a memory pretty soon. It's these great moments that we wish would last forever. Jason Maek & Zaena, two out of the box music artists, got together for another project and it's called, "Fashion Week : The Visual Album".
When I was contacted about reviewing this I was a bit skeptical, I must say. Being the fashion guy that I am, I'm kind of defensive about what denotes fashion and how it's portrayed. I fancy myself a gate keeper of sorts. I pressed play and listened to the music first. From the first couple of moments into the intro, called Step & Repeat, it felt exactly like that dizzying moment when you're about to enter a lights, luxe and fashionable looks kind of event. My favorite track has to be, Models All Around Me. It's one of those songs you'd play driving to a high profile event to pscyh yourself up for a great night. It also spoke to the way the fashion world can literally wrap you up in itself. Coming down from a fashion high to return to regular life is an interesting thing, let me tell you.
Then I began to review the visual album and wow. It was art, pure art. I really liked that the videos weren't traditional interpretations of the songs. It was an artistic take on the lyrics, taking the music to another level. Viewing the visual album added another layer of cool to the whole project.
Here's a few words from the people involved in making this greatly illustrative project