ENFANTS RICHES DEPRIMES Fall/Winter 2018 Review
I have had my eye on the French brand ENFANTS RICHES DEPRIMES for some time now. On January 21st I had the opportunity to attend the show during men’s fashion week Paris. To view their Fall/Winter 2018 collection. It was a mixed bag of treats.
I sat beside Future, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer and Courtney Michelle Love. Casual luxury streetwear has taken over and I love it. I chose ENFANTS RICHES DEPRIMES as the latest designer to watch because they have taken the word Luxury out of this collection and have shown a collection that is in love with the boho artist. I thought the collection was very modern-day Jean Michel Basquiat day wear for him and her.
ENFANTS RICHES DEPRIMES Fall/Winter 2018
The influence was a dark pastiche of post-war Bauhaus entwined with a subversive brutalist reverse propaganda in stark contrast to the light pastels and afternoon light of last seasons Spring/Summer 18 show at Christie’s in Paris.
The designer behind ENFANTS RICHES DEPRIMES is Henri Alexander and he has set out to refine and twist recurring symbolism from the brands DNA once again with parliament light and American spirit heels.
What the designer does with tapestries breathes new life into an old ancient art form like in Persia. The old tapestries have been cut up and reformed into sharp fit teddy boy tailoring with full velvet and corduroy suits. The brand has nailed the Teddy Boy trend for Fall/Winter 2018.
ENFANTS RICHES DEPRIMES has started a secret design language for Men’s Paris Fashion Week, and it is a breath of fresh Air. I am currently tired of the big houses and their collections. That is why I am always on the hunt for a new designer to watch like ERD.
They have created a uniform that are like pieces to a puzzle of re-appropriation and insanity that defines ERD, a secret language of obstruction, specificity, and precise aesthetic scope, with a little-unparalleled luxury. The garments are luxurious without looking it.