East Coast, Florida, Palm Beach: the sun sets on the green of a lush golf course and the silhouettes of black palm trees are outlined against the light. In the distance, the sound of foamy waves is only interrupted by the cries of seagulls flying over the ocean.
This is the imagery that surrounds the new capsule collection of Drôle de Monsieur x Gergei Erdei. Ancient references to Roman civilization and classical art mosaics are combined with the most iconic pieces of athleisure, enriched by echoes of the typical vacation destinations of 1980s Palm Beach. A fascinating collaboration that perfectly blends the souls of the two brands, which shares an undeniable intrinsic sophistication, despite their very different backgrounds. A cultural clash to be swept away by, like the waves of the ocean.
The eclectic universe of Gergei Erdei
With a past in Gucci‘s creative office under the supervision of Alessandro Michele, the artist and designer Gergei Erdei has turned his passions for art, fashion, and architecture into a personal project. His designs, patterns, and illustrations come from an admiration for the ancient, the aesthetics of 1970s furnishings and decorations, and the intention of celebrating the past. With his luxury homeware brand, the London-based designer aims to expresses a new language in the market, while supporting small historical manufacturers and their know-how.
“Not from Paris Madame”
Drôle de Monsieur’s alternative approach to the fashion world is declared by the fact that the brand’s founder duo chose Dijon to flourish their business. The slogan they adopted “Not from Paris Madame” emphasizes how ambition, talent, and love for what one does exist outside the canonical metropolises and fashion capitals. Inspired by the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, Drôle de Monsieur takes iconic lines and silhouettes from different decades and catapults them into modernity. The result is modern streetwear collections, where comfort and functionality are imbued with a retro aesthetic.
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