Patrik Ervell has long been one for looking forward, but nostalgia took control for Fall 2017 in a collection that looked back at the early British rave scene. Returning to the runway for the first time since the advent of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Ervell worked with his signature mix of materials, this time a fuzzy mohair and a pink fleece that looked as tempting as fun fair cotton candy. Oversized windbreakers came in sharp geometric prints, and many pairs of pants were rubberized in a nod to Ervell’s other stated inspiration for the collection, science fiction. That bent was also seen in the crop circles that popped up as logos on certain items and the professional looking lanyards several of the models sported. There were a handful of Ervell’s trademark suits, here with three-button jackets and the cuffs rolled up just so, and the overall dark palette was enlivened by notes of camel, pink, and blue. It was a welcome return to the catwalk for a designer whose clothes have always faced fearlessly into the future.
Patrik Ervell F/W 17 Show
Designer Patrik Ervell | Hair Holli Smith (Art Partner) | Makeup Holly Gowers (Atelier Management) | Casting Edward Kim
Text by Jonathan Shia
Backstage photos Betty Sze for models.com