My Private Underground
Yesterday saw French brand Enfants Riches Déprimés premiere their co-ed FW22 collection through a short film titled My Private Underground. Directed by creative director Henri Alexander Levy, the visuals were soundtracked by an original score and live performance by Brooklyn band DIIV – the first new music from the band since their acclaimed 2019 record Deceiver.
GALLERYEnfants Riches Déprimés FW22 / photography by Cameron McCool
Beginning by sampling an excerpt from How and When to Sell Stocks by William O’Neil and David Ryan on cassette, words began to warp and morph before DIIV’s familiar melodious sound filtered in, creating a collaged soundscape of swirling rhythms and pulsing drums. Meanwhile, Enfants Riches Déprimés’ latest collection was worn by a cast of dark youth each with their own twisted, surreal chapter. There’s the pagent queen with the egg yolk addiction, the ballet dancing twins and the late-night dog walker.
Within a mixed-media collision of 80s subculture and literary trailblazers, the brand’s signature tees and hoodies bore graphics of disparate references – such as one with a portraits of writer William S. Burroughs punctuated by religious pins (worn by DIIV bassist Colin Caulfield) and a hoodie that read ‘Goth Girl Sucks Soul Through Dick’ – alongside intarsia knits, post-punk parkas and supple leather trousers and pyjama tailoring (worn by DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith).
Watch the full video below.