Singapore Tatler - - STYLE -

Women will never stop buy­ing clas­sic, fem­i­nine pieces that can be worn across sea­sons, no mat­ter what trends are in. This is some­thing Aus­tralian de­signer Christo­pher Es­ber cot­toned onto early. Es­ber was a keen drawer as a child and learned about the tech­ni­cal as­pects of cloth­ing from his seam­stress aunt. While most de­sign­ers hone their skills at fash­ion houses be­fore start­ing their own la­bel, Es­ber jumped straight into launch­ing his own brand af­ter grad­u­at­ing from the Fash­ion De­sign Stu­dio in East Syd­ney. That leap of faith paid off. He soon won the In­ter­na­tional Wool­mark Prize, in 2014, and de­buted his au­tumn/win­ter 2017 col­lec­tion at New York Fash­ion Week. Es­ber’s de­signs are in­spired by menswear tai­lor­ing with fit­ted shoul­ders and struc­tured skirts, and he’s known for clean can­vases devoid of un­nec­es­sary em­bel­lish­ments. That’s not to say his looks are plain. It’s the de­tails that count for Es­ber, whose dresses this sea­son have a soft tie-dyed pat­tern and waist cut-outs, and the acrylic but­tons with crushed ceramic that can be found on even his sim­plest pieces have be­come a sig­na­ture of his la­bel. Christo­pher Es­ber is avail­able at Club 21 and on­line at

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