Solange’s Saint Heron has teamed up with Standing on the Corner for a new short film called Passage.
The Wu Tsang-directed short is a celebration of the 2021 International Woolmark Prize finalists, and it presents collection looks from finalists Bethany Williams, Casablanca, Kenneth Iza, LECAVALIER, Matty Bovan, and Thebe Magugu. While the clothes were styled by Ib Kamara, the short film stars Dionne Warwick, SahBabii, KeyaA, and more, and features a score from Standing on the Corner’s Gio Escobar.
“It’s been incredible working with Solange and the Saint Heron Agency,” Tsang explains. “The collaboration between everyone involved in this project in service of these designers is something so special. Solange has such a strong, unique voice and, along with her poetic approach, used performance as a way to unify and contrast each individual look. Working across theatre and film myself, this felt like the perfect melding of everyone’s visions.”
Watch Passage in full below.
Solange explains of the collaboration:
“In continuing Saint Heron’s world making practice, Passage further explores my interest in theatrical production through the translation of identity, spirit, philosophy and creation. Whether it be through album artwork, stage design, or filmmaking, I’ve always sought to create new visual languages that encompass the expressions my other works cannot communicate. I’m inspired to expand these processes through the Saint Heron Agency with a wider scope of collaborations and projects. To reflect on and honor the creative process with the 2021 International Woolmark Prize finalists, Passage aligns with Saint Heron’s mission to reverence creation as life, from abstraction to being. I’ve been a longtime fan of Wu Tsang’s work and to be able to work alongside her, the Saint Heron team, and all of the incredible artists and designers in the film, really fortifies the ethos of collaboration and communal creative exchange that we wish to continue to embody.”