Steering well clear of anything that could be described with a profusion of F words (flouncy, floaty, frilly, etc.), Christopher Esber makes immaculately tailored outfits that are at once both seductive (unique fabrics give new meaning to the word ‘luxury’) and stern (silhouettes are so sharp they could draw blood).
His game of opposites continues in the campaign for Autumn 2013. Lensed by renowned photographer and fellow Sydneysider Holly Blake in a shadowy forest, the wild setting draws attention to the sleek office-appropriateness of Esber’s clothing as well as the surreal elements it’s lined with. Esber has a strong allegiance to elements that feel out of place, and model Caitlin Hill looks considerably so as she roams through overgrown bush like a Vogue intern who accidentally went bush on her way to Starbucks.
In March, Esber won the BT Emerging Fashion Designer Award, earning him $1000 as well as access to mentoring and a financial planner. And last year he won the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival National Designer Award before taking on New York Fashion Week in a joint presentation with Kym Ellery.
He’s rapidly on the rise, and for anyone with any opinions on the current state of office-appropriate attire, this is an excellent thing.
Images courtesy of evh PR