The Rochambeau fall collection took inspiration from the Nineties. Filled with oversize outerwear in epic proportions, designers Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper offered military ponchos, varsity fleeces and puffer vests with wide-leg shorts paired with socks and Nike Air Force One sneakers.
Fortunately the brand shied away from its previous gloomy goth pieces and rejoiced in rich and vibrant colors of cream, navy, orange and brown. Blends of corduroy, nylon with velour tied into the retro theme.
“We felt the layering and bigger fits from the film ‘Juice’ featuring Tupac Shakur was the story we wanted to tell,” Chandler said.
Highlights included a hooded orange anorak with an embellished elbow patch, and an elongated turtleneck paired with a front patch pullover that exemplified the oversize layered effect.
While its roots in streetwear remain evident, Rochambeau continues to elevate its offering by adding a new dimension and modernizing the trends of the past with modern fabrics.