Here's a brief update on Magnus Carlsen, the 23-year-old World Champion from Norway who is still quite busy taking chess “outside the box”. Recently he started his own YouTube Channel, and today the brand new, spectacular G-Star Raw video for the Spring/Summer 2014 Collection has come out.
Below is Carlsen's
first video, posted on 6 February on his YouTube Channel. The channel uses the URL Youtube.com/user/themagnuscarlsen — too bad Youtube.com/user/magnuscarlsen was already taken by someone called Rodrigo Chaves!
At the moment it's unclear what Carlsen has in mind for his channel, but we'll keep an eye on it obviously!
More interesting is the following video, launched by G-Star earlier today. Quite a spectacular piece! On their Facebook page the fashion company writes:
“G-Star uses chess as a metaphor for life in the Spring/Summer 2014 campaign video featuring Magnus Carlsen and Lily Cole as they move forward through a surreal chess match that tests both strength and strategy.”
The info box on Yoube provides the following:
“In 2014, G-Star re-thinks the status quo and re-thinks beauty. With chess as a metaphor for life and the G-Star design ethos, the campaign is a call to think and re-think every move, to always move forward.
In the campaign film directed by Shueti, Magnus Carlsen and Lily Cole enter a fantastical game of chess in a surreal landscape of concrete and steel. Drawing a link between Carlsen, Cole and G-Star, the film shows how an uncompromising attitude is key to moving forward, in any pursuit.”
You can find out more about the director of the video at
Revolver and on his own website.
G-Star Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Image 1
It's the first time for G-Star to work with the same male model twice. Carlsen worked for the Dutch fashion company in 2010-2011, when the female model was Liv Tyler. Late last year G-Star asked the young Norwegian to continue their cooperation.
G-Star Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Image 2
This year Carlsen stars with Lily Cole,
an English model and actress. At the age of 16 she was booked for her first British Vogue cover and has worked with many well-known brands, including Vogue worldwide, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Prada, De Beers and Moschino. More on Cole at Wikipedia.
G-Star Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Image 3