Brooklyn may be 3000 miles away from Cannes, but the eclectic scene of Theophilus London's hometown serves as the inspiration for La Chambre Noire's collaboration with the Trinidad native for what will certainly be one of the premier Cannes events.
Theophilus' art direction extends across every touch point including installations with a pencil-drawn panoramic mural of the New York skyline and a photo-studio to shoot portraits of guests with fashion photographer friend Anna Dabrowska. The sea-side south of France site is transformed into a surreal and fantastic Brooklyn-style loft party. True to Theophilus form, and through the lens of Belvedere, the whole experience plays like a beautiful collision of all things music, art, fashion, and international culture.
London is no stranger to the frenetic energy of Cannes. In 2011, he stole the show with a buzz-worthy performance that reaffirmed his name as one you should definitely know. Since the electrifying debut, Theophilus's eclectic creativity has had fans craving another dose of his signature genre-defying sound. At the Belvedere event, Theophilus London performs tracks from his sophomore album,. Vibezz, which is a groove-heavy blend of progressive soul/pop/dancehall/indie/calypso. Throw in a little collaboration from other rappers and famous artists, and you have the recipe for an album and an event that would only make sense from Theophilus London.