Christopher Esber Heats Up Fashion Week, Quite Literally
The designer held his desert-inspired collection in a yoga studio. A heated yoga studio.| May 21, 2016
Christopher Esber’s show location for Fashion Week Australia was an interesting one – a quaint hot yoga studio on Kellett Street. We would have been grateful if it were any other day – frankly, Sydney’s been chillier than expected – but the designer chose the one warm day of the week. Guest were fanning themselves as they lined up to enter the heated studio, others went straight for the chilled bottles of Acqua Panna (the fridge was empty by the time we got to it). Never mind all that, because the clothes at the end of the line were well worth the wait and the heat. The desert as his inspiration – hence the yoga studio – Esber presented a collection of halter necks, loose-fitting pants and cold shoulders in light linens and cottons. They were clean, minimal and, more importantly, covetable, especially the pieces that were tied down at the back. Even the crystal-encrusted pieces had a simplicity to them. We’re big champions of “less is more” here at Team Yoyokulala, so it’s no question that Esber’s Resort 2017 collection was easy on the eyes.
Photo: Candice Chua