By Erik DeFruscio
A futuristic tone was set for the Patrik Ervell Fall 2015 show. With planters inspired by Barbican Centre in London, lit with neon lights gave the runway a touch of sci-fi. This is a look that Ervell projected into his clothing as well when he showed bulky black strapped orthopedic shoes. However unappealing, they served the purpose of representing the sturdy concrete buildings that inspired him.
Showcasing a signature bomber jacket with bulky pockets layered with a slim suit and a turtle neck created a look that matched his décor well. The retro theme was apparent as his collection continued with the drop-shoulder, extra wide-leg pants and flight jackets.
Rubbery bonded polyurethane leather, stiff wool canvas, ballistic wool nylon and wool silk crepe showed that Ervell’s inspiration came more from interiors than fashion — creating an unusual collection.