Christopher Esber autumn/winter 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFWNew York Fashion Week AW17
The new Christopher Esber collection was similar to what the average person would wear everyday, but with a twist of boldness and edginess. Some of the long dresses were short enough to wear in an office setting and casual enough to remain professional and stylish, but with the shoulders, and mid-sections revealed, could be borderline risky in some occasions.
Esber let the silver velvet dresses and trouser suits, resembling the disjointed car parts on the set, standout with a grass green set of ankle boots. He paired the same boots with a navy blue suit, where the coat fell inches above the ankle. The sleeves had oval cut-outs and white horizontal trimmings that matched those on the bottom of the trousers. A black plastic jacket resembled the automobile’s interior, along with plastic belts (green and black), and crossbody bags.
The white pieces, a skirt with five large intricate buttons, all neutral toned, contrasted fairly with black cover-ups or turtlenecks, while a V-neck tan blouse complimented the white cotton turtleneck beneath it. The matching slacks had two large front pockets and a bit of a sag in the back.
Esber paired knit and velvet during one occasion with the knit décolleté, attached to a horizontal striped maxi shirt and skirt. This look is where the designer most successfully embodied the movement in his piece with the movement of the automobile.
Photos: Stephanie Chang