fashion movie: obesity + speed

watch the mini-doc here!

by liza darwin

NYLON and Obesity + Speed go way back—we're talking years back—like when we followed Cory Kennedy to designer Lyz Olko's studio in 2011, or obsessed over that time Sky Ferreira modeled in the lookbook. But while the brand's collections may have expanded from its ripped tee beginnings to outerwear and accessories, its downtown ethos has remained the same.

It's an underground quality inherent in the company, and this is why it made perfect sense for Olko to shun the traditional fashion campaign for something way edgier. Instead, she's teamed up with filmmaker Crystal Moselle on a mini-documentary about some seriously talented subway performers in New York (if you've ridden the train, you know who we're talking about). Also featuring Ruth Gruca of Been Trill, the three-minute clip follows Malik and his friends in their day-to-day life—all decked out in Obesity + Speed, obviously. With music courtesy of ASTR, consider this a fashion flick unlike anything else. Watch it below, then get dancing.