Solange's stylist dissects the style in When I Get Home
By now, you’ll have digested the myriad, disparate themes of Solange’s fourth album When I Get Home. Or perhaps you haven’t – and that’s the point. The younger Knowles sister dropped a 19-track tribute to her home town of Houston, Texas, on February 28, and then, two days later, she released a video that is just shy of the album’s 39-minute runtime.
To say the film is as ambitious as the audio output, which features the likes of Pharrell, Sampha, Dev Hynes, Tyler the Creator and Playboi Carti, is an understatement. The footage comprises sumptuous slow-motion outdoor dance sequences, selfie videos, snapshots of rodeo riders, computer animation and street scenes – all in homage to Solange's roots, as a nuanced depiction of black womanhood and, quite simply, art for art’s sake. It’s sometimes raw, always stylistically beautiful and a true insight into Solange’s imagination and that of her inner circle. Central to this is the fashion.