Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford



Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper sat out the men's week to develop a women's lineup, which they introduced on a coed runway. And like their previous collection, a re-creation of an insane asylum run amok in collaboration with Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, this outing smacked of dystopian punk. The designers incorporated the unsettling, cartoonish abstractions of Los Angeles artist Aaron Curry, whose gangly sculptures were also installed along the catwalk. Laurence Chandler described the collab as a weeks-long immersion into each other's creative process as the duo transferred Mr Curry's signature squiggles, blobs, bubbles, and melting figures into the allover prints and appliqués that appeared on sweats, denims, macs, and other streetwear staples. According to Mr Chandler, the three share a fascination with skate culture, sci-fi, and video games. "Plus", he said, "we got about 150 pairs of Air Force 1s from Nike that they let us play with. We enlarged the swoosh and added dangling mini sculptures straight from Aaron's imagination". Strong though it was, this collection lacked some of the dynamism and frisson of the label's previous outing. Still, it will appeal to Rochambeau's growing fan base, which is looking for something different and independent without reinventing their wardrobe. And it affirms a winning new direction for the label, whose m.o. going forward will be to bridge the domains of art and fashion. It's a formula that works.

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