Exemplifying the best of Australian design and innovation with a simultaneous international design direction and aesthetic, it’s no wonder this mainstay of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar is causing ripples in the fashion world. Praised for his textile and shape innovation, which have become a signature of the brand, Esber’s modern take on feminine dressing has proved widely admired throughout the Australian fashion market.
A 2012 finalist in the Australian Wool Innovators division of the Woolmark Prize, not to mention a guest appearance at the Australians in New York initiative, the Christopher Esber brand has gone from strength to strength since its 2010 industry foray.
But Esber’s SS 13 showing at Sydney’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was where the designer proved that design innovation gets better with age. There were hints at his consummate take on sports luxe in the freshest of classically cut dresses, sculptural tops and skirts in fabrics of wearable changeability and cropped suits in organic blends, presented in simple and elegant whites. A refreshed take on suiting was a welcomed dynamic of the presentation, where Esber also exhibited his new take on the suit in cropped and deliciously tight electric blue and slightly blushed pants with both flowing and structured tops to match, all with the ability to be easily interchangeable. But what would an Esber showing be without displays of the designer’s love for fabric and texture diversity? With printed sheer and black leather a staple of the collection, Esber didn’t disappoint, displaying more of his sophisticated take on polished wearability with angular dresses, shirts, blouses and jackets, as well as skirts exhibiting both sculpted structure and prettily gentle fluidity.
With a new website on the way and stockists from around the country snapping up new collection pieces, Christopher Esber is a label you’ll be seeing a whole lot more of. And we can’t wait.