Location: New York
Season: Spring/Summer 2018
Key Pieces: Dusty pink trucker jackets with matching trousers, purple art-adorned hoodies, psychedelic coordinated sets, customized Air Force 1s with exaggerated swooshes
Editor’s Notes: “This season was an continuous of our artist collaborations following Mark Mothersbaugh and Yung Jake,” says Rochambeau designer Laurence Chandler. “We took it to a new level by getting to work with prolific painter and sculptor Aaron Curry.”
Chandler and fellow designer Joshua Cooper have been fans and collectors of Curry’s work since 2014, and started to build a dialogue around working together during bi-coastal trips between New York and Los Angeles. Curry ended up spending nearly a month in Rochambeau’s NYC studio to work on the collection and sculptures that eventually ended up on the runway.
Almost all the pieces in the collection feature his work in some form, ranging from appliqués that mirror his collages (produced with Rochambeau partner Avery Dennison), to trompe l’oeil prints on hoodies, and custom hats from ’47. But one of the more eye-popping pieces were pairs of Nike Air Force 1s customized with exaggerated swooshes of Curry’s own design.
After fashion week, the collection will be making its foray into the art world during Art Basel in Miami, where Curry’s pieces will be displayed at The Webster alongside some of the clothes, followed by plans for multi-city activations in locations like Hong Kong retailer Lane Crawford.
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- Photography: Eva Losada / Highsnobiety