He is an Australian designer who moved to New York last year to pursue his international career. What better place to choose than the Big Apple, don’t you think? His ready-to-wear collection for Fall 2017 was presented during New York Fashion Week, and it left many of us wondering how he managed to create daily wear that looks so desirable. Christopher Esber focused his vast imagination to the details. Little ones, to be exact. He drew inspiration from curved bodies and classic Jaguar interiors. Button-up pencil skirts or silk dresses might sound unnovel, but he managed to combine them with great trench coats and suede, velvet and PVC details.
“Looking back at our first collection it still feels relevant and we continue to work with the fundamental elements from that very first collection; tailoring, shirting, embellishment and leather.” said Esber
Each garment has a subtle street sensibility in its tailored relaxed cuts, raw accents, and sports inspired finishes, for a released undone quality to the clothes. The collections radiate a quiet confidence and strength reflective through innovation in cut and developed woven and embellished textiles, to the story telling of each collection; resulting in a luxurious yet easy to wear approach. Christopher’s vision of an idiosyncratic perspective on women through elegant minimalism and laid back sensuality often plays with paradox and duality, but each collection further refines his desire of stripping back the concept to the purest core of an idea.
“I design for a woman who loves fashion but she is not willing to surrender herself to it,” says Esber. “Coming from Australia there is a sense of ease and the undone about what I do. Even if something is more conceptual, there is always a feel of release to it.”
Check out some of the looks from his Fall 2017 collection bellow!
Photo Credit: Vogue