Enfants Riches Déprimés by Henri Levy
Our way of expressing ourselves carries many references, some are obvious, others not so much. There are those who show only the positive side of themselves, happy and joyful things. But for many artists, the tru inspiration comes from what is most difficult and the hardest things to face.
Henri Levy fits the second definition, or doesn't, you need to draw your own conclusions about Enfants Riches Déprimés. The brand created in 2012 is based in LA and has a dirty-dissatisfied-punk essence with a '90s mood but, at the same time, it also resembles the gen z e-girl style.
“The best way for me to explain the brand is 'elitist, nihilist couture'. The price point eliminates the masses, and the ideas eliminate the people who I don’t want, generally, in it, due to the dark nature," Levy told Complex in 2016.
ERD's intention isn’t to be liked or understood, Levy doesn't create to please anyone. He creates with pessimism and anger, and he knows that this is why some people will approve of it.
Depressed-Rich-Kids is about... Levy. A guy in his late 20s who has gone through a lot and puts all these experiences in limited unique pieces. The punk aesthetic is everywhere, especially in the jackets that almost everyone wants, here you can see Lydia, Western, and Soviet in black leather and customized prints.
The shoes follow the same dark side. He designs combat boots like the Les Stomper and something more Cowboy too, both in leather. And as a punk, ERD couldn't miss the opportunity to create something like the Christian Prayer Clutch.
For SS'21 — yes, punk, but they follow the rules of the seasons — they released "Desolate Then: a long-standing interest in the psychology of the repressed; nursery, misery and eternal nostalgia." The inspiration comes from uncomfortable family meetings, such as funerals, with obscure and half-religious songs.
As a depressed rich kid, Henri Levy has managed to get to a point where people are not looking at what he has, but at what he is capable of creating.
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