Femenine Masculinity

New York…Patrik Ervell

The bright afternoon sunshine that flooded the show space of Patrik Ervell’s F/W 09 collection was the perfect prop for such a light and airy aesthetic. Ervell claimed to have been inspired by “men’s clothes that masculine women wear.” Just hearing that, many would expect baggy flannel shirts, construction boots and worn denim. However, it was quite the opposite. The cloud-colored denim jackets with shearling went back to slim beige jeans. Fleece jackets as soft as a baby lamb looked delicate, yet rugged. The unconstructed layers Ervell experimented with gave fresh new proportions to the typical slim silhouettes on New York runways. Even a Fair Isle sweater had subtle feminine undertones in the form of studded pearls. Ervell always opens our minds to the possibilities and evolutions of menswear, and fall was certainly no exception.


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