Conceptual artist Henri Levy founded his unisex luxury fashion brand in 2012. Enfants Riches Déprimés is based in Los Angeles and Paris, and its name translates from French to English as ‘depressed rich kids’. This title and the designs of the label speak of Henri Levy’s life, growing up with wealth and privilege in abundance while simultaneously experiencing problems with drugs and unhappiness.
The affluent lifestyle that Levy experienced is somewhat criticised by the artist and through his brand which fuses punk influence with elitism to create clothing only accessible to those with such wealth. Enfants Riches Déprimés is kept extremely exclusive, producing limited numbers of each design, often releasing less than 100 of each item. Henri Levy actively creates this air of rarity around his collections, in-keeping with the self-proclaimed elitist and nihilist nature of the label. This exclusivity adds to the appeal of Enfants Riches Déprimés, which has gained attention from celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Travis Scott and Courtney Love.
Combining punk attitudes with contemporary sensibilities, Enfants Riches Déprimés is deconstructivist and loudly so. The brand produces unisex clothing and accessories which are casual and unconventional. Graphic tees and hoodies feature pop culture references and bold statements, while knitwear and jeans are distressed and dishevelled. The label is also known for their one-of-a-kind leather jackets which are hand-painted and embellished in the Enfants Riches Déprimés LA studio.
With limited availability of many designs, Enfants Riches Déprimés collections can be purchased though the brand’s website, and a selection of styles are also available from Farfetch.