Patrik Ervell reminisces on the 1990s for spring 2018
Patrik Ervell looked to nostalgia for his spring 2018 collection that debuted at New York Fashion Week: Men's on Tuesday.
Ervell reflected on his youth with this collection, particularly his time growing up in San Francisco in the 1990s. The California-born designer and graduate of University of California, Berkeley did not waste time for his runway show, sending the first model down the catwalk immediately when the music began.
Paneled nylon jackets, nylon shirts, pleather shorts, and t-shirts and sweatshirts with nylon details are prevalent in the collection and hearken to the glory years of the Starter brand and when Michael Jordan ruled the sports world.
A few jacket color combos were very popular in the 1990s as well. A purple, turquoise and grey jacket shares the same colors of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and a jacket featuring primary colors may be an unintentional nod to Polo's 'Snow Beach' anorak that was featured in Ralph Lauren's collection in 1992 and made popular by rapper Raekwon in his "Can It All Be So Simple?" video.
Additional looks in the collection feature short sleeve shirts and baggy pants and shorts that reference the style in the mid to late 1990s and are reminiscent of popular teen movies in the decade like Scream, Clueless, and The Craft.
Finally, the runway show closed with three soft-shouldered suits in navy, khaki and red, with the khaki look featuring cargo trousers and subtle stitch pocket detailing.
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