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Runway Review and Pictures of Christopher Esber Spring Summer 2011-2012 RAFW Fashion Week Catwalk Show

2011 RAFW: Christopher Esber

What a way to finish off Fashion Week! Christopher Esber was the last ticket on our RAFW dance card, and thanks to his inspired S/S vision the week has finished on a incredibly high note. The designer spoke to us earlier about his much-anticipated show, and hinted that we'd see tuxedo and beach culture references today. Even with the heads up, we were still (pleasantly) surprised by Mr Esber's incredible tailoring and fresh aesthetic. Traditionally masculine suit shapes were re-cut in interesting ways, with hems given geometric edges, and jackets and dresses bouyed by padded internal seams. Double breasted blazers were stripped of sleeves, belted at the hip, made tactile in linen and bold in solid colour. Wide legged trousers in silks and sheers were liquid-like, and dresses were given special attention with bust pleating and flippy A-line skirts. Pleating was on Christopher's radar too, with knife pleats carrying folded 3D watermarks on full skirts, whilst shredded sleeves added movement to buttoned up shirts. Christopher's considered construction made his designs interesting from every angle. The perfect finish to RAFW? We think so.

  • Trends: Minimalism, tailoring, sheer, colour splicing, pleating and wide legged trousers.
  • Colours: White, grey, black, aqua, orangey-red and pastel pink.
  • Accessories: Round toe patent pumps in nude, grey and black by PeepToe shoes.
  • Key Looks: Reverse halter tops worn with wide legged trousers, red A-line dresses with bust pleating, sheer white loose-fit suiting, grey shifts with internal padding detail, monochrome tuxedo suits, rose-bud printed skinny jeans worn with matching shirts and gauzy sheer sheath dresses.

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To see Christopher's stellar show in full . . .

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