NYFW SS18 : Christopher Esber and the Fury of Youth

by Lotus Ladegaard

Christopher Esber debuted onto New York Fashion Week in February with his FW17 collection of street couture with detailed and precise tailoring. His eye for tailored relaxed cuts, raw accents and woven and embellished textiles excited the fashion world and much was expected of the young Austrian designer, who launched his eponymous brand in 2010. With a background in tailoring, Christopher Esber creates intriguing and interesting silhouettes with menswear techniques, which can be found in every single piece across his collections. He has become known for his precision tailoring and a purity of expression that allows him to create clothes that whisper rather than shouts.

Christopher Esber’s SS 2018 collection is every bit as fresh and intriguing as his debut FW17 collection. The colour palette was classic and simple with a delicate pink in addition to black and white, while the silhouettes were fresh, intricate and interesting. From tailored pieces with and edge to sleek exquisite dresses, the collection offered it all. Like the long black dress with scarf effect paired with an oversized sports jacket was beautiful and interesting enough not to become just another black dress. The half-jacket in a greyish wool paired with white bottom and white bra had tons of editorial appeal and is bound to excite. The white top with scarf effect paired with a long white wrap skirt was another favourite.

Other pieces like the pink and white dress white black painted stripes felt fresh and youthful and has a lot of commercial appeal. The same goes for the black wrap dress with oversized buttons. The little pink draped dress is another piece that is bound to excite and win over new territory for Christopher Esber.

Christopher Esber delivered an exciting SS18 collection that will excite both his existing following and new fans. The Australian designer has ruled the Australian fashion world for some years now, and if this year’s collections are a sign of what is to come, it is only a matter of time before Christopher Esber conquers New York too.