Joshua Kissi: Our Sewn From the Soul and Black Ivy editorials let us utilize the potent expression possible through image and video. Art has an ability to influence, inspire and move individuals, whether it comes in a musical format or through text on a website. With art’s diminishing role in school programs throughout the world , we’re hopeful this Sartorial Sounds project can have a hand in bringing the arts back to prominence.
It would be difficult to do justice through explanation who the artists involved in this project are. Instead, we had these artists collaborate and record a song together.
All images were captured by Alejandro Perez, he also collaborated with us on our Sewn From the Soul editorial.
Original song by Andre 3000 off of OutKast’s Lovebelow/Speakerbox album covered by Mara Hruby
Sartorial Sounds integrates both music and style, two elements embedded in every culture past and present. We think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right. And it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas. We assembled seven individuals to partake in this editorial. The finished product incorporates their individual talents such as spoken word, rapping, singing and tap.
The video entails the two-day period we spent at the studio not only creating great music, but vibing off each other’s energy. You receive an in-depth glimpse of each artist’s personality and the outcome of what happens when you place seven creative individuals in one location. We usually display a three-to-five-minute video experience, but this time around, we’re giving you a 13-minute webisode for you to enjoy.
This is the first installment of the series, the second wil result in a live performance at a venue in New York City – stay tuned for news. If by chance you haven’t heard of these artist we highly recommend check out their previous work and look out for future endeavors. After the dust settled we had a lot of fun creating this editorial and we hope you guys enjoy.
All video shot and directed by Jarrett Woo of Dr Woo Art, a special thanks to IshLab studios in Brooklyn, NY for giving us the opportunity to record/shoot Sartorial Sounds.