Lorde is back – these are her best music video fashion moments
After four years without new music, Lorde is back with a new single, Solar Power.
It’s an ode to summer and a taste of the 24-year-old’s long-awaited third album – described as “a celebration of the natural world, an attempt to immortalize the deep and transcendent feelings I experience when I’m outside, ”in a fan newsletter.
Lorde said Solar Power is about “that contagious, flirtatious summer energy that pervades us all” – and she certainly has the outfit to go with it.
For the video, Lorde dances on a beach in a bright yellow two-piece from New York label Collina Strada. The Monte Carlo yellow satin top and the yellow satin Bead Yod skirt are both made from unused satin – materials that would otherwise have gone to waste – and match the brand’s ethos to become “a fully sustainable and sustainable brand.” radically transparent in the near future ”.
It’s a bright, summery look – a big change from the more gothic style on Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine, but then she’s used to making a statement in her music videos…
It was Lorde’s success when she was just 16 years old. She kept her fashion simple and sparse – a plain white tee and a silver necklace – which means the real star of the show could shine: her geometric cat eye makeup.
Then came Tennis Court, the 2013 single where Lorde featured a modern, sporty gothic look. In the video, her hair is braided over her head, she wears her signature dark lipstick and a black fishnet top from New Zealand label Zambesi with a black bikini top underneath.
Yellow flickering beat
Designed for the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, the clip is suitably cinematic – a mini-movie in its own right. It opens with Lorde wearing a male suit – similar to Yves Saint Laurent’s Tuxedo – with her hair styled in a pompadour style.
She quickly changes into a red costume with a black headband underneath to dance inside an empty shed, then dons a feathered black evening dress, worn to a bizarre cocktail party. Finally, Lorde sits in an abandoned bus station, dressed in an ethereal white suit with a long train.
Lorde released her second album, Melodrama, in 2017 with the single Green Light, giving us one of her most memorable fashion moments. She dances around Los Angeles wearing a hot pink draped mini dress with long sleeves by Giorgio Sant’Angelo, and a pair of classic white Adidas sneakers. It marked a new era for Lorde as her hair was shorter, she ditched dark lipstick and revealed a more mature look.
Perfect Places cemented Lorde’s status as a high fashion darling. Shot in Jamaica, the 20-year-old went from outfit to fabulous outfit at a breakneck pace.
Our favorites include an oversized Jacquemus straw hat, paired with a simple white shirt dress (and a machete, for added impact), a big red coat-dress worn on the beach (where else?), And a Stunning nude tulle and crystal dress from Valentino.
As much as we love the yellow set in Solar Power, we just can’t help but wish that she changed her outfit as many times as she did in Perfect Places…