In a season when sports deluxe seems to be gaining momentum, it comes as no surprise that one of the best iterations came courtesy of Patrik Ervell. After all, he pioneered this turf with his Bay-Area-tech-meets-Scandinavian-austerity, a straight and narrow path he has followed season after season.
Bomber jackets, luxe anoraks, techno fabrics, even Tevas—it’s all in a days work chez Ervell. And the strength of this season’s outing came not from new tricks, but with the simple refinement and purity of vision. Where others dabble, Ervell leads. A quilted field jacket in navy satin that opened the show made this point succinctly, if subtly, clear. Some familiar fixings followed, including those signature anoraks with metallic paneling.
Somewhere in the middle the soundtrack shifted and Ervell busted out a few unexpected moves. These included the three-button blazer, a perverse relic from the nineties (unseen since the days of Prada and Jil Sander) that he revived to convincing effect. There was also womenswear, which showcased the Ervell touch as sporty accents and cutting-edge fabrics amped up tailored feminine shapes. These are clothes that are at once effortless and somehow unique—a powerful combination.