Australian designer Christopher Esber established his eponymous brand in 2010.
Since founding his label in Sydney, Christopher Esber has built a global reputation for precision tailoring and a purity of expression that he employs to create silhouettes of structured fluidity that whisper rather than shout.
His background in tailoring has allowed the integration of structural menswear tailoring techniques across all the pieces in the collections. The mixing of the masculine and feminine codes has been reformed for a sophisticated ap- proach with elements of contemporary tailoring.
“I design for a woman who loves fashion but she is not willing to surrender herself to it,” says Esber.
“Coming from Australia there is a sense of ease and the undone about what I do. Even if something is more concep- tual, there is always a feel of release to it.”
Christopher Esber has evolved into a flourishing and renowned award winning brand with accolades including Recipi- ent of Vogue Italia’s Most Talented Designer Award for Australia-Pacific (2015) and in
(2014) Esber was a finalist in the International Woolmark Prize. The designer took part in the Dubai Fashion Experi- ence presented by Vogue Italia in 2014 and in the same year won the Emerging Designer category of the Australian Fashion Laureate Award.
The Christopher Esber Resort 18 collection embraces antithesis, exploring new elements beyond his signature cards. The established fundamentals of menswear and tailoring are sectioned and dissected. Light, trench coat shapes feature candy resin hardware. Classis, masculine, ribbed tank dresses are overlaid with superfine, sheer flounces, or juxtaposed with lace. Merino wool suiting is tailored into ruffled miniskirts. Silver watchbands are repurposed. Exploring the body in the form of belts and straps. Separates are rendered in sheer, crinkled cottons, utilitarian pastels, manipulated polka dots and grid-like lace details. Hyper-feminine elements are introduced to the collection in uncon- ventional fabrications and colours. Through the lense of Christopher Esber’s signature elegance and ingenuity, Resort 18 marries the playful with the sophisticated, reimagining a modern working woman’s wardrobe staples.