Rochambeau

ROCHAMBEAU FALL/WINTER 2017

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ROCHAMBEAU

Fall/Winter 2017

For Fall/Winter 2017 Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper of Rochambeau went to old New York.  Working with art pop king Mark Mothersbaugh, this collection recalled a time when The Ramones ruled the downtown scene and 315 Bowery the epicenter of the Punk movement. Dancers wearing paint dripped ski masks and rompers frolicked side stage during the as the models walked the runway.  Sitting front row were Latin superstar J Balvin and actor Colton Haynes and artists Young Paris and Jimi Lucid.  Front row staple Luka Sabbat was also in attendance.

Front row: J Balvin, Colton Haynes.

Front row: J Balvin, Colton Haynes.

The silhouette was oversized from look one.  A floor length corduroy duster jacket hit the runway and set the tone of the collection.  Bold stripes and fish net accents made strong statements for Fall 2017.  Models donned mesh masks with safety pin embellishments and dripped paint.  Mixing texture and bold color ways added to the rebellious inspiration of the collection.  Waist cropped button-ups with bold shoulders modernized the look while balancing the baggy fit trousers.  This season was a fearless progression for Rochambeau, filled with angst, excitement and energy.  

Front row: Kerwin Frost and Luka Sabbat.

Front row: Kerwin Frost and Luka Sabbat.

Backstage: Jimi Lucid and Young Paris.

Backstage: Jimi Lucid and Young Paris.

Photos by BLKLN Clothing and courtesy of Rochambeau / Video courtesy of Rochambeau.

Front Row: POV

Ever wondered what its like to sit front row at some of NYFW:Men's most exciting shows? The glamour and excitement, amazing new collections, gorgeous models and celebrities! Well we've got you covered. Get a taste of that front row life with video from Robert Geller, Carlos Campos, Ovadia & Sons and Rochambeau. If this fashion feast doesn't wet your appetite then you are not ready!

Jim Duran

Shaun White sitting front row at Robert Geller.

Shaun White sitting front row at Robert Geller.

Pictured above: Shaun White front row at Robert Geller.

Photo and video by BLKLN Clothing

Neels Visser, Lil Durk and Harif Guzman at Rochambeau

Since the beginning of New York Fashion Week: Men's Rochambeau has been one of the most anticipated and exiting shows of the week. From the cool kid cast of characters in the audience to the brilliant urban streetwise collections, Rochambeau is a must see. On Wednesday July, 13 designers Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper presented their Spring/Summer 2017 runway collection and gave the people a Moroccan inspired menagerie of luxe lounge-wear fit for the creative urbanite. Social media wonder-child Neels Visser and model Justin Gossman walked the runway while artist Harif Guzman, rapper Lil Durk and model Michael Lockley took in the sights and sounds from front row. I love going to Rochambeau because the pre and post show atmosphere is more like a party among friends rather than a bunch of industry going pleasantries. Another stellar collection fellas and best of luck with the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund! I'll be rooting for ya! Review to follow.

Jim Duran

Pictured(top to bottom): Neels Visser, artist Harif Guzman and model Michael Lockley, rapper Lil Durk, model Justin Gossman, designer Laurence Chandler, Travis Mills, designer Joshua Cooper,  Joshua Cooper and selfie gang.

Images and video by BLKLN Clothing