The florid nonsense of David Lynch’s stylized world informs Masanori Morikawa’s frayed, aloof designs at Christian Dada. Materials and patterns are a punch-drunk motley that create a unified swank hybrid, reminiscent of the irrationally rational Lynchian paracosm.
Record-store junkie kids playing at being grown-up in a ludicrous anti-society carry would-be Walkman holders replete with tuning and volume nobs. Fresh red roses sprinkle necks and belt-loops, an enticing romantic gift either just received or about to be given or plucked to a pulp in a game of “they love me, they love me not.”
A classic Twin Peaks moment of chimerical clarity is printed, in slightly altered form, in old Atari-style text across first a sweater, then a scarf, then in random scattershot details across the collection. Here is the original quote:
Albert Rosenfield: [to Sheriff Truman] Now you listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method… is love. I love you Sheriff Truman.