Looking back at our first collection it still feels relevant and we continue to work with the fundamental elements from that very first collection; tailoring, shirting, embellishment and leather.Each garment has a subtle street sensibility in its tailored relaxed cuts, raw accents, and sports inspired finishes, for a released undone quality to the clothes. ”
N-DUO-CONCEPT: What inspires you?
I'm inspired by the women around me - how they wear their clothes and their hair day to day; it's a lifestyle and attitude. There’s always a relaxed, undone approach in Australia - never over the top or too dressed up but still sleek, and it's the same with my designs. I also love to travel and collect memories or moments I’ve seen. Most recently I was in Tokyo and Amsterdam.
N-DUO-CONCEPT:What is your favorite color and fabric?
Fabrications play a significant role in building the stories for the season. When you touch something, you think and feel a certain way. I’m always thinking about what my woman is thinking when she touches my garment, and what she feels when she is wearing it.Navy has become a brand colour in every collection so that’s always a strong reference point.
N-DUO-CONCEPT:What was the greatest experience in your designer life?
In six years there have been some great acknowledgements which I am very grateful for. A stand out is my experiences with Vogue Italia and the esteemed Franca Sozzani and Sara Maino, as well as being a finalist for the International Woolmark Prize. That one true ‘moment’ however is still coming…perhaps when I show internationally for the first time in 2017!
N-DUO-CONCEPT:If you were just a fashion lover – who would be your favorite designer?
There are a lot of talented designers out there who are all good for different things - I've always found Miuccia Prada really inspiring. It's her fierceness, her collections are always so different and there's always a strong point of view.
N-DUO-CONCEPT:Describe the woman who wears Christopher Esber clothes?
I like to think the Christopher Esber woman is refined and modern but with a sense of ‘undone’. She appreciates well made, tailored clothing in interesting and unique textiles. She is ageless. She loves fashion but she is not willing to surrender herself to it.
N-DUO-CONCEPT:At what age have you erupted and interest in fashion and when was the first time you created your first model?
From an early age, I've been drawing clothes, I would say eight years old. Always women's clothes. Ever since I can remember it's always been a focus.
N-DUO-CONCEPT:What’s the soundtrack of your life?
We listen to a lot of artists in the studio; right now it’s a mix of Blood Orange, Sade and Tame Impala.