Enfants Riches Deprimes to release Documentary "Aluminum Tastes Like Fear"
“And I didn’t have any money so I let a 75-year-old man in a coon hat named ‘Alfie’, this black guy named ‘Alfie’...”
Even though the footage veers off into a raucous cacophony of instruments and voices, the quote - spoken by a young woman - is strong enough to suggest that Aluminium Tastes Like Fear, Henri Alexander Levy, and Andre Bato’s documentary entry, is even more suggestive than it’s phonetically charged title. Levy, the founder of Enfants Riches Deprimes, and Bato, a New York-based creative, have joined forces to give, well, no one specifically, an unrepentant glimpse into the life of the punk designer and painter. Fresh off a well-received showing in Paris for the 2018/19 season (attended by the likes of Future and Courtney Love), this documentary arrives at the perfect time for Enfants, as the brand continues to lift punk fashion beyond its “blue collar ideals” while elevating art through brutal ruggedness and unapologetic exclusivity. The film is a 60-minute VHS depiction of Levy, a rebellious and somewhat reclusive designer with fine arts training, who is determined to use clothes as instruments of identity and story-telling. And who better than Bato, a former schoolmate and *hopefully* frequent collaborator, to illustrate Levy and his brand’s journey? In an interview with Milk, the creative was candid about his admiration for Levy and their relationship - one which has helped produce the two-year span of footage we can expect to see in the film. Although Levy doesn’t produce art intended for the masses, Aluminium Tastes Like Fear is still sure to broaden to his appeal.