Theophilus London at his Southampton LVRS x SpongeBob SquarePants event.
You guys. In case you missed it, consummate cool guy Theophilus London has a collaboration with SpongeBob SquarePants. Theo and his LVRS fashion brand teamed up with Nickelodeon's pineapple-dwelling mainstay for a brand new capsule collection of London-meets-SquarePants goods, including a varsity-numbered tank top and a tee depicting Theophilus in Bikini Bottom. London launched the collaboration with a backyard pool party in Southampton, NY in late June, but this video interview from the event just went up on Hypebeast. Also, it's amazing.
Theophilus London' LVRS x Spongebob Squarepants collaboration.
Theophilus discusses his reasoning behind collaborating with a cartoon (spoiler alert: there's a really cute moment wherein he talks about watching SpongeBob as a youngin'), but more than that, he just gives really great, hilarious quotes. Straight out the gate, he opens saying, "I connect to SpongeBob in a way, like, that's the homie. Like, he could chill in a corner with me," and believe it or not, it only gets better.
"SpongeBob is a real cool dude. You know? Like, if I was living underwater, that'd probably be what my life was about. I'd be living, like, a SpongeBob lifestyle. Just with more girls."
"It's good to bring two different crowds together. The message is positive, and it's exciting. [When I perform,] I always want, like, all ages. Kids in the room, sexy adults, cool grandparents."
"We're about to play some cool jams. Maybe get our feet wet in the water. Have a balloon fight."
There's something about Theo's glib delivery that raises eyebrows about whether or not his riffs are rooted in him mayyyybe not necessarily taking the collab seriously, but then again, that flavor of dry humor is kinda just how the dude is. Also, whatever way you cut it, he's laughing all the way to the bank so... *brushes shoulders off* Watch the full Hypebeast interview for yourself below!
+ WATCH THEOPHILUS LONDON'S LVRS X SPONGEBOB PARTY