INTERVIEW: Dillon Francis Talks New Brand Gerald x B.Cools

Dillon Francis and Sydney-based Barney Cools will debut Gerald x B.Cools, a collection of casual-wear pieces featuring Dillon’s friend Gerald, a fan favorite that’s taken on a life of its own.

The collection of tees, hoodies and hats will have a simple color palette of pink, white, black, and one tee in full Gerald colors (pink, red, orange, yellow) and a denim jacket will have the embroidered piñata on the back. 

The button down shirts will be patterned with animal print, checkerboard and colorblocking. Pricing for the pieces will be between $34 for the hats to $179 for the denim jacket.

Dillon will be making an appearance with Gerald at ComplexCon from 10am-2pm on Saturday, Nov 3rd to meet fans and take photos.

Hi Dillon, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Good, thank you!

Having been on the scene for a while now – has starting your clothing brand been something you have toying around or how did that come about?

Well I have always had the “IDGAFOS” brand which had always been more than just merch.  We had always called it “apparel” so this collection was just logically the next step, because the quality of the Gerald clothing line is miles ahead and because of partnering with Barney Cools to create it.

You basically made a career in the EDM scene for being a wildly fun and entertaining producer – was the no brainer decision when coming up with the brand fun and colorful approach?

Absolutely! I mean you can’t not make it fun and colorful because if you look at Gerald that’s what he is.

Having none bonds to Australia – what made you want to team up with Barney Cools?

I have been a massive fan of the company for a long time! I wear mostly their clothes in my daily life and have been friends with the boys for about two years now I think. So it was just a no-brainer and we had always talked about doing a “Dillon Francis” collab.

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