Selected for entry to CSM by designer Thom Browne, Chevallier has been able to hone in on his own style of design and painting into something instantly recognisable as his own, taking daily influences and experiences and turning them into the futuristic and grotesque. It's a playful and political inversion of an industry that thrives on seriousness and disposability of looks and styles, Chevallier is a critic of fashion’s ecological and social impact, while providing a positive and exciting alternative to the dominant culture.
Beyond his wearable designs that look like creamy sweets, whilst appearing dark and slimy enough to give a sheen of the grotesque, Chevallier also paints bizarre and erotic scenes. Influenced by a rich inner world and hoping to distill the queer experience, Chevallier a self professed lover of “ridiculousness,” takes to the canvas with an array of bright colours and smooshes faces and body parts together, the characters wearing garms as equally bright as his own creations. All of this hints at an exciting future for Chevallier, beyond the typical constraints of fashion and towards a brighter, stranger, future.