The Clothes: The great outdoors meets industrial design in shrunken, boyish silhouettes and slightly larger, waist-cinching feminine versions. The use of transformed parachutes, adapted Tevas, and mini-military style bombers made the clothes appropriate for a dark, proudly pessimistic camping trip out West. Ervell’s now staple backpacks, Peter Pan collars, and shades of grey and storm blue were punctuated by burnt orange and printed cerulean.
The Hair & Makeup: Slicked back, slightly wet hair for both men and women. Women’s faces looked bare, save a touch of sky blue shadow streaked across both eyes
The Soundtrack: A slightly jarring, industrial mix
The Vibe: Typical Milk show meets LES gallery opening
The Front Row: Friends of the designer--i.e. lots of downtown editors, models and art-types. The editor next to us mentioned that this was the show he was most excited about every season, because he would end up buying half the runway for himself.
Celebrity We'd Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Any of the young art stars.
WTF Moment: This one's a draw – either the cerulean blue Teva-look-a-like shoes paired with almost every outfit, or the guy from VFILES who kept popping up between the first and second row and whispering into his microphone between looks.
Photos courtesy of Patrik Ervell