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Patrik Ervell Spring/Summer 2008 Collection

What I like about Patrick Ervell, as a brand, is the pace in which change takes place within it. The fashion industry status quo of showing collections only two times a year allows for a designer to easily drop the ideas of one collection and subsequently create an entirely new one with no relation whatsoever to the first. While I can understand the need to differentiate between collections, I find it much more charming when this is done through reworking instead of abandoning past ideas.

If you take a look at Patrick Ervell’s collections, you’ll find all the same elements in each: the club-collared shirt, the cropped jacket, the long coat, the basic suit, and one or two unique fabric selections. There are only a small number of looks and the presentation is always stark. These elements are altered ever so slightly and with great effect. The result is a body work with a very clear aesthetic, direction, and a consistency that sets it apart in a crowd of fashion schizophrenics.

Photos: CelebrityCIty (pre-collage)
More: Style
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2 Comments

  1. Posted September 11, 2010 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    that’s exactly how i feel about ervell. he’s been tweaking his aesthetic slightly over his whole career. kind of same as rick owens/demeuelemeester in that way. no big changes from season tos eason.

  2. Posted October 10, 2015 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Kara – James you did such a fantastic job, I canont wait to see the rest of the images you produced! I loooove the one with my dads shirt hanging behind Ava absolutely perfect. Thank you for capturing Ava’s six months of beautiful life we very much appreciate it.

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