Combining her talents as a women’s wear designer and editorial stylist, Pola Thomson, born in Chile and currently based in New York, thrives on her art-focused aesthetic. As a means of sharpening her skills, Thomson cut her teeth at Central Saint Martins in London and Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and has recently teamed up with Spectrum Films director Cesare Serra to lusciously visualize her Fall/Winter 2012 campaign.
Thomson and Serra’s artistic collaboration featured in the campaign’s film presents an intersection of the primitive and the contemporary, with kaleidoscopic visions of nature-inspired accessories paired with loose-fitting garments, and transitions through Thomson’s entire collection of culturally-transcendent looks. In a way, Thomson’s film harks back to a late 1960s experimental film vibe as her doe-eyed model moves through space with sensual fluidity in kimono-esque tunics, chunky-knit sweaters and metallic leather tops and bottoms. Serra’s ethereal film direction guides us in anticipation of Thomson’s latest design effort, transporting us to another dimension, and the composite of Thomson’s inspiration takes thoughtful design to another level.