"Sound check with Le1f"
"Velcro strap sandals with granite print nylon straps"
"Mike Elmquist, our former intern and sometimes model"
"Models are so weird"
"This was shot backstage, it's the scuba zip folio in orange calfskin"
"Chris Colton at a hair test in the studio"
"Post-show team dim sum, a tradition"
In the bustle before NYFW, we dispatched cameras to a handful of OC designers. The aim: to see how many snacks, coffee runs, and late-night pizzas go into making a collection. So now that we've seen what came down the catwalks, it's time to take a peek behind the scenes!
What's the secret to Patrik's perfection? Possibily dim sum. He sent us through his camera diary and answered some post-show questions below.
Gillian Tozer: Can you please describe your spring collection?
Patrik Ervell: I was thinking about highly technical Californian outdoor clothing companies, like The North Face, and exploring this collision of the outdoor and technical gear.
GT: Do you have a favorite item from the women's collection and from the men's?
PE: I really like the velcro strap sandals for men and women.
GT: What direction did you give Le1f for the show's soundtrack?
PE: I wanted to try something pretty perverse. The original idea was to do a remix of the Enya song "Caribbean Blue." There was also some mid 90s Bone Thugs N Harmony in there. Somehow it all made sense together.
GT: Show's over, now what?
PE: We're already working on Fall/Winter 2013