Solange’s ‘Losing You’ Music Video: Look By Look

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

After a little more than two weeks of teasing, Solange’s full music video for “Losing You” is out!!!! The Dev Hynes (a.k.a. Blood Orange) produced track (which BTW is available for digital download NOW – go to HERE to cop it!) is finally set to moving image thanks to M.I.A. “Bad Girls” director/mastermind Melina Matsoukas, and you better believe this video is every bit as ultra-cool and eclectic as the song itself.

Solange, Melina and friends traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to film the short amongst the Congo’s Le Sapeurs. Sol told Pitchfork, “I knew I wanted to capture a couple things: the vibe of our friendship and all of the crazy escapades we’ve gotten ourselves into all over the world, and the abstract and elegant Le Sape Society (Society for the Advancement of People of Elegance) formed in the Congo which was documented by Daniele Tamagni in his Gentlemen of Bacongo book.”

Rubbing elbows with these dapper dudes calls for a seriously tricked out wardrobe, and rest assured the video’s fashion team (Solange herself and big sister Beyonce’s stylist Ty Hunter) delivered. Fitting as many outfits as Solange & Co. did into a 4-minute-and-21-second time frame is no easy feat, so we’re breaking the video down look by look. LEGGO!

PRINTED SHOULDER POP

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

If that “Losing you” teaser video wasn’t enough to convince you, we’re pretty sure the full-length is enough evidence to firmly state that Solange is an expert at pairing prints. The red-and-white polka-dotted cardigan and burgundy-and-yellow patterned shirt make for a pretty unlikely combination, but Solange shows us that all it takes is a little attitude, a lot of confidence, and a heavy-handed pour of shoulder popping to really sell it.

HOLY, HOT PANTS!

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

It’s hard to decide what’s more impressive in this picture: the fact that Solange can make stripes, paisley, and leopard all work together in the same outfit or her A.MAZ.ING. legs?? Either way, those hot pants would proooobably be a fashion Hail Mary for anyone else (what has two thumbs and a desk stash of chocolate chip cookies?), but girl can WERQUE. Wow. *slow clap*

KNEES UP IN NEON

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

Solange gets in full Sapeur spirit decked out in NEON orange from head to toe. Literally! Check out those heels! Sol does a knees-up pose with a band of local dandies with a bright pink pout and hair zhuzhed to Diana Ross perfection.

MASTER OF THE MONOCHROME MIX

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

Here’s another fantastic example of Solange’s mixed print expertise (as if this video isn’t already FULL of them). She takes a pattern she’s actually already used mere seconds before — the red-and-white polka dots — and illustrates its versatility, this time pairing it with a complementary red-and-white plaid double-breasted jacket.

MACRAME AND MATTRESSES

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

At the bridge, Solange has a kind of Princess and the Pea moment, singing on top of a GIANT stack of mattresses. It may be dusk in Cape Town at this point, but we can still juuuust make out her green striped bolero cardigan with macrame flower appliques. Also, another pair of hot (like FIRE!) pants, this time in what looks like a gold brocade.

PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

Solange and Ty repurpose the bustier from the last look (because DUH, look at this thing — it definitely deserves more than a few frames) for this indoor party scene. In this outfit, the sweetheart neckline top is worn with a matching satin bomber jacket and skirt set. Boldly printed, of course.

SHE’S A BRICK…HOUUUUUSE

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

This is definitely my personal favorite look from the music video. Not just because umm HAI, this is a full suit set in BRICK PRINT which makes it hands-down the coolest thing I’ll see all day, but also because Solange has her goofiest scenes dancing in front of a pop-up tailor in this ensemble. DOUBLE also, if I ever had a brick print anything in my closet, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have the lady cojones to wear it with an olive-and-cream checkered blouse. BUT SOLANGE DOES. *drops the mic and walks away*

BIKE RIDE ROLL CALL

A still from Solange’s “Losing You” music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Terrible Records

I leave you now with this picture of the “Losing You” cast posing on in all their well-dressed glory and the actual music video for you to watch over and over (and over and over and over) again. Enjoy!

+ WATCH SOLANGE’S ’LOSING YOU’ MUSIC VIDEO


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