DAVE 1 OF CHROMEO TO LAUNCH COLLECTION WITH FRANK & OAK
MENSWEAR BRAND AND E-TAILER FRANK AND OAK HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW COLLABORATION WITH DAVE 1 OF PROMINENT ELECTRO-FUNK DUO CHROMEO. TOGETHER, THEY’LL RELEASE A CAPSULE COLLECTION OF ELEGANT ESSENTIALS MAY 21.
“I had never designed a capsule collection before, and when Frank & Oak approached me, there were three reasons why I couldn’t refuse,” David Macklovitch (aka Dave 1) explained. “First, they’re a brand from my hometown of Montreal. Second, their background is traditional men’s tailoring. And lastly, they’re accessible and democratic.
“The inspiration here was the disheveled elegance of the South of France: the Stones recording Exile at Nellcôte, manly gents who aren’t afraid to pose next to a bouquet of flowers, the morning after a wedding…” Macklovitch said. “I like to think of it as a complete wardrobe: essential pieces that can all be effortlessly combined.”
The 18-piece collection-imbued with midnight blues, whites, and olives-blends Dave 1’s raw rock & roll aesthetic with Frank & Oak’s classic and minimal approach to design. The faded, low-cut tees ($30), minimal button-ups ($65), crisp white jeans ($75), and bold summer blazers (starting at $155), are all impeccably tailored with extra-skinny silhouettes (echoing Dave 1’s personal style).
“After meeting Dave and looking at his music and his personal aesthetic, I knew he shared Frank & Oak’s values and modern design philosophy,” said Frank & Oak co-founder and creative director Ethan Song. “This collaboration has worked so well because we’re aligned creatively, but we also both have something unique to bring to the table.”
To celebrate the collaboration, Frank & Oak will host an official launch party on May 15 in New York City. From April 29 – May 10, fans can enter to win a trip to meet Dave 1 at the NYC event at www.frankandoak.com/dave1/nyc.
The Frank & Oak x Dave 1 collection launches May 21, available exclusively through frankandoak.com