Enfant Riches Déprimés – Leather for the rock gods

Enfant Riches Déprimés - Leather for the rock gods

Enfant Riches Déprimés – Leather for the rock gods

The elitist punk label behind sustainable leather haute couture selling for as much as $95,000 a piece!

If leather is an obsession and exclusivity is your vibe, its time to to get know conceptual artist Henri Levi, founder of the Paris – LA based luxury brand Enfants Riches Déprimés, or ERD.

Tucked away in the small Parisian Street Rue Charlot, frequented by fashion’s underground elite, is the brand’s European shopfront where its staff, the embodiment of the brand aesthetic, showcase a private archive of the designer’s unique wares.

The concept, launched in 2012, is a model of slow fashion model. Exclusive pieces are produced in small numbers, rarity pushing prices higher. Henri’s main focus is to avoid mass market accessibility, enabling each piece to remain as individual.

Structurally, his leathers are heavy and solid. Painted panels feature Japanese art works and symbols, a signature of the brand loved by celebrity clientele including Jared LetoKanye West, Beyoncé, Courtney LoveFrances Bean CobainJustin Bieber and Zayn Malik.

When similar designs appeared in the collections of numerous super brands following ERD’s runway shows, ERD warned its limited stockists in Asia, Australia, Europe and America that should there be evidence of copycat styles in their stores, ERD would drop them.

If ERD’s infamous $95,000 leather jacket is a stretch there are a few slightly more affordable options.

A black leather dog collar and stainless steel studded leash with silver tone hardware for $1850


A green studded leather dog collar for £1345


A spike-detailed, black graphic leather jacket for $9150


An ERD Vans Collaboration—leather trimmed canvas high tops for £500


A black leather disco stomper heeled boot for £1430


A distressed embellished leather biker for £6,795


For stockist information visit EnfantRichesDeprimes.com


By Mike Adler