Philippa Price for Stella McCartney. The Uncanny Valley fashion short film

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The visual artist Philippa Price known for her futuristic surrealism works that vary from music performances to installations has just released a fashion film made for and with the creations of the British designer Stella McCartney.

The movie entitled The Uncanny Valley is the first to debut #StellaBy, a series of collaborations of the brand with artists and diverse creative heads that will reinterpret its recent collections.

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“Well, to be honest, I was originally supposed to shoot the FW16 collection which to me had a slightly clown like theme to the silhouettes which is why I originally chose the Clown Motel. However, when I saw the new SS17 collection, which to me had a slightly Western Depression-Era vibe, it still worked perfectly. I love allowing a location to inspire and shape the story of my shoot. I have a whole log stored of weird, wild, and wacky locations I refer to for every shoot I do,” said Philippa Price.

The eerie postwar sci-fi noir movie was entirely shot in the Nevada desert in the area of the notorious Clown Hotel, a nuclear testing ground in the mid 40s, starring the models Megan Nison and Bradley Soileau and McCartney’s fresh New Age style that define the  FW16 and SS17 collections.

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“On the surface I hope my work is visually intriguing and eye catching to everyone. However, if you look deeper you will find that I infuse my work with a lot of hidden symbolism and layers of meaning that tell an entirely different story than what appears at the surface. So I guess the message is about being aware, looking beyond, and that nothing is ever as it seems,” added the artist Philippa Price.

Photo credits: Stella McCartney

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