He was the wonder-kid of RAFW's 2010 season, and even after a skipping a year in '09, he certainly made his return to the runway known. Given his sleek, minimalist aesthetic, clever cut detailing and sexy-yet-sophisticated designs, we're a touch excited to see what Christopher Esber has in store for us this year. Scheduled on the last day of the RAFW calendar, Mr Esber's show is one that we wouldn't want to miss.
Congrats on your RAFW show last year – there was quite the buzz surrounding your collection. How does it feel to follow that up? The response to the show last year was very flattering and overwhelming, I am looking forward to seeing what people think this year.
What inspired you to start designing? I was always drawing from a young age, and would often draw over magazine images. I seemed to always have an interest in design, and the natural progression led me to fashion design
How would you describe your aesthetic? A mix of a lot of things. There is always a formlua of strict, clean tailored pieces, alongside something nostalgic.
What’s inspiring you for the coming season? Men's tuxedo dressing and beach culture, and merging the two.
What do you think women will want to wear more of in 2012? Pants.
What’s the hardest thing about producing a RAFW show? Trying to manage all the surrounding tasks involved in putting a show together, when all I want to do is focus on the collection.
Highlight from your last RAFW presentation? Tim Blanks personally congratulating me after the show was definitely a highlight!
What’s the first thing you want to do post-RAFW? Spring clean.
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