Washington DC-based directors Orlando Urbina and Marshall Tan are constantly on the go, and it's informed the clothing they make. The duo are the brains behind the independent broadcast company and clothing line GRVTY, where they design bold and crisp streetwear that's meant for those making moves. Last year, Urbina and Tan found themselves traveling throughout the U.K. and felt the creative spark. "Halfway through our trip our friends invited us to — in retrospect — a unicorn studio session," explained Urbina over email. "We popped in and ended up meeting a bunch of amazing talent that we felt we as film makers needed to highlight."
The kismet was real, and a year later, Urbina and Tan returned to the U.K. to work with one of the bands they met, the London-based chill rock group Scors. Premiering today on the FADER is GRVTY's lookbook "A Temporary Escape" and its corresponding video featuring the band's track "You and I Get Along," both of which were shot on the return trip to London.
The video piece features Scors taking Urbina and Tan around their London neighborhood of Nunhead on a deceptively calm summer day, and the results are straight-up blissful. "It effortlessly reminded us of the simple joys of being young," said Urbina. The lookbook features Scors singer and guitarist Jake Passmore, along with bassist Max Rampton, lead guitarist Piers Sanders, drummer Tom Mitchell-Dawson, and GRVTY friend and "London's #1 Music Mom" Florina Krampen.
Peep the video above, see photos from the "A Temporary Escape" lookbook, below, and cop for yourself on their site.