Emerging out of sickness these past few days (I think..I hope) has got me all excited for SOLANGE HITTING OUR SHORES NEXT WEEK 💫
Losing You has become somewhat of a staple in my sets, the production helmed by one of my faves Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) and co-written by the empress herself.
The accompanying video is a slice of perfection, shot in Cape Town and features figures from the Le Sape Society or Le Sapeurs (Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance) I’ve known about this subculture for awhile, they’re a group of dandies whose roots can be traced back to the colonial days when guys looked to emulate the style of the rich, but it goes far beyond this.. it’s the way you spoke, the way you move and carry yourself despite your circumstances. I’ve always loved the sapeur style but where are the lady/andro sapeurs?! 🙋🏽♀️The video was also directed by Melina Matsoukas who also directed videos for Bey’s Formation, We Found Love.. a true visual extraordinaire 🤩👑🤩 #solange#losingyou#melinamatsoukas#lesapeurs