Patrick Ervell - 2007
The son of Swedish parents, Patrik Ervell grew up in Northern California and earned a degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. He later moved to New York, where he worked at a magazine and subsequently launched his own menswear collection. The trappings of European couture have never quite appealed to Ervell, who identifies more closely with American culture and fashion. Ervell aims to move beyond references to the past, reflecting the future through the aesthetic of clothing. Experimenting with new silhouettes and fabrics, he has created a collection of versatile, stylish looks for the modern man. Ervell's fresh approach earned him the first ever Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award for the menswear category.
Notes from the Runway: New York Fashion Week, February 2007
EDFF winner Patrick Ervell presented his Fall/Winter 2007 collection at Fashion Week amid the soaring white space of New York's Pier 59 Studios. The collection was marked by traditional American tailoring, with distinctive, ultra-contemporary accents.
First up was a grey wool blazer with wide shoulders and a narrow waist, followed by a cobalt fleece cardigan, a cream funnelneck sweater, a wool jacket in fire engine red and a berry jacket accented with diagonal zippers. The common thread lay in the unexpected, including a surprise appearance by the designer himself.