“She’s a bit of a tomboy and not precious,” shared Christopher Esber about his muse for his newest collection. The designer just presented the best way to stay simple and sophisticated without being boring. His Fall 2019 womenswear line was a beautifully sensual offering that played with both masculine and feminine tropes, yet everything was coherent, chic, and elegant. The suits, though softly tailored, had a strictness to them that gave women such distinguished forms, but also had a bit of casual ease. The knitwear, on the other hand, was played with and twisted to form such interesting creations and they never appeared boring despite their simplicity. Just take a look at the ribbed sweater vest with a hanging train—on one end it’s almost classically masculine, but turn around and it’s actually a well-deconstructed feminine piece. The same goes with a cut-out ruched knitted top that gave more dimension to knitwear, but still easy to wear. This type of equilibrium is difficult to accomplish, and for Esber to do so effortlessly, we feel, is a testament to his craft and skills.
Photo: Dan Hilburn / Courtesy of Christopher Esber