CHRISTOPHER ESBER

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 approach with elements of contemporary tailoring. "Even looking back at our first show, it still feels relevant and we still work with the fundamentals from that very first collection; Tailoring, shirting, embellishment and leather." said Esber. The collections radiate a quiet confidence and strength reflecting an unwavering quality and innovation in cut and developed textiles; with a luxurious yet easy to wear approach. Christopher’s vision of an idiosyncratic perspective on women through elegant minimalism and laid back sensuality often plays with paradox and duality, but each collection further refines his desire of stripping back the idea to the purest core of an idea. “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 conceptual, there is always a feel of release to it.” Christopher Esber has evolved into a flourishing and renowned award winning brand with accolades including Recipient 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 Experience presented by Vogue Italia in 2014 and in the same year won the Emerging Designer category of the Australian Fashion Laureate Award. Other awards include Esber being the recipient of DHL Fashion Scholarship 2016, Vogue Italia’s Most Talented Designer Award 2015 Australia-Pacific, Vogue Italia x Dubai Fashion Experience 2014, Designer in the Australian Fashion Laureate Award 2014, Best Up and Coming Brand at Prix de Marie Claire 2013, BT Financial Emerging Designer Award 2013, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival National Designer Award 2012, as well as finalist in the Woolmark International Prize in 2014. 

February 2017