French label Surface to Air has teamed with Canadian electro-funk band Chromeo on a four-piece collection that will be available for fall.
Since 2007, the Parisian brand has influenced the band’s artworks and music videos with its biker-funk aesthetic.
Surface to Air’s founder Jérémie Rozan and Chromeo’s David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel have been in talks for some time about doing a fashion collaboration. “We’ve made their music videos, their records covers — it’s more than time that they start making some of our clothes in return,” said Rozan.
The collection reflects the personalities of David Macklovitch (Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (P-Thugg) and includes a panther print in both a reversible bomber and silk shirt and leather perfecto jacket and pants. Prices range from $520 for the bomber to $990 for the leather pants. The line will be available the first week of September at Surface to Air stores.
“Jérémie Rozan helmed the design of our ‘Fancy Footwork,’ ‘Business Casual’ and ‘White Women’ album covers,” Macklovitch told WWD. “He’s also the one who suggested to us that our keyboard stands should be women’s legs: the most iconic visual element of Chromeo. And he directed the videos for ‘Night by Night,’ ‘Hot Mess’ as well as the ‘White Women’ album trailer.
“The dichotomy between my style and P’s were pushed to the extreme with two matching pieces on each side. For me, it was the total leather look: leather pants and superdetailed leather perfecto pieces. You can wear them together and feel like the signer from Judas Priest, but they’re also really practical essentials when worn separately. Not enough men wear leather jeans but they’re the easiest thing to pull off: just match them with a white T.”