On September 2nd, creative director for Balmain, Oliver Rousteing, released his new limited drama series, Fracture, created in partnership with Channel 4. This is Rousteing’s first embark into the world of television, and he is doing so with a bang. By combining his love for fashion with the brooding element of drama television, he created his own authentic and unique masterpiece. The series is divided into five eight-minute episodes, and the entire cast with be dressed head to toe in Rousting’s new Fall 2021 collection.
“Fracture helps to make very clear Balmain’s determination to continue to break down boundaries and engage in unexpected, compelling and entertaining ways with lovers of fashion, music and design,” explained Olivier Rousteing. “Fracture’s story, writing, acting, directing and images are incredible—I loved being able to play a part in making this happen and I can’t get Jesse Jo Stark’s music out of my head.”
The series will showcase a legendary cast such as Riverdale’s Charles Melton, skateboarder and model, Ajani Russell from Betty, Tommy Dorfman from 13 Reasons Why, singer, songwriter Jesse Jo Stark and a special appearance from Vogue’s “Model of the Year,” Jordan Barrett. Stark is playing the show’s key protagonist, Mya, a struggling singer and guitarist living in Le Reve, a romantically decrepit motel outside of Los Angeles. Mya meets friend a woman named Edie (Ajani Russell), who tries to pull her “out of her darkness and chaos.” However, it is her meeting with “disarmingly handsome drifter and poet, Noa (Charles Melton),” that propels her into a series of events that completely changes the course of her life. The series tells the story of the “disaffection of not being understood, and of not knowing where the hell you’re going with your life.”
In honor of the series, Stark also recently released an EP, to play as the soundtrack, titled “A Pretty Place To Fall Apart.” That sounds about right considering the show’s context. Her EP was written alongside, The Neighborhood’s Jesse Rutherford and is officially her first music release since her stellar EP, “Dandelion,” in 2018. It is pretty damn good, too, if I may say so myself.
Watch Fracture here: https://fractureseries.com