Julien David has a Charlie Brown way with his men’s collections. His Japan/France cool guy dresses sharp, but never obsessively so. You get the idea he’d rather be surfing.
So it figures the surfers at Quiksilver would catch on to this good thing and work a collaboration. Surfers, after all, are the most stylish sportsmen on the planet.
As a jazz band wearing snorkels played behind a shadow screen, David showed ruffled dress shirts and bow ties with shorts. First out were his simple color block nylon parkas worn with the new boardshorts for Quiksilver in “Kamikaze Ghetto Dog,” “Classy Ghetto Dog” and “Ghetto Dogosaurus” print Repreve recycled fabric. But then, his surfers stepped out in cotton seersucker stripes short suits with mini board embroidery, matching hats and bow ties.
David mixed black watch plaids and hot shot stripes. He even tried sweater shorts with matching sweaters before going whole hog surf clown in a tuxedo print on recycled Yulex for a wetsuit worn by Swiss snowboarder Iouri Podladdtchikov, aka I.Pod, and French surf pro Marc Lacomare. RV