Inspired by Amie Schow’s thesis collection of the same name, Native Tongue is a short narrative fashion film that depicts the story of the collection through imagery designed to expand on and enhance its core intention. We wanted to share the clothes in their natural habitat, a landscape evocative of a neo-native world.
Native Tongue introduces us to a modern day explorer, Columbus 2.0, who stumbles upon an untouched piece of land in the Americas. He finds himself right in the heart of a community of women living in harmony with nature, and thriving. Unreached by civilization, as he has come to know it, and yet somehow more self-sufficient and more beautiful than anything he has ever seen in his travels or at home.
Are they real? Is it a mirage? Has he become delirious after his 100-day journey? We're not sure, as the women seem to simply disappear into the landscape by the end of the film.
Producer Amie Schow and Emma Kanter
Director Amie Schow and Emma Kanter
Screen Writer Amie Schow and Emma Kanter
Art Director Amie Schow
Cinematographer Orlando Duguay
Special Effects Director n/a
Musician Grady Righthand and Will Baldocchi
Costume Designer Amie Schow
Fashion Stylist Amie Schow
MakeUp Artist Amie Schow
Hair Stylist Casey Barscocchini
Lead Female Gina Falcone, Aryanne Padilha, Karina Winkler
Lead Male n/a