Photo: Alexander Thompson
Patrik Ervell is an exceedingly precise designer who has earned the adulation of menswear editors around the globe. Based in New York City, Ervell debuted his collection in 2005 and has gone on to win the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, as well as nominations for the CFDA's Swarovski Award, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and GQ's Best New Menswear Designer in America. The accolades are easy to understand: Ervell presents wearable collections with a meticulously structured point of view—well-designed, sophisticated clothes. He spoke to nycgo.com about his nautical vibe, where to shop around town and what inspires him about NYC.
I was thinking about the aesthetic of sailing, but the way sailing looks now—extremely technical, bonded fabrics, joined seams, sailcloth, white nylon and such.
Menswear is definitely my home. The women's collection is still pretty firmly rooted in a menswear point of view.
I love working with Made. They have an amazing setup and they make doing a show as stress-free as possible.
The amazing mix, the crashing together of high and low. There is no other city that does that as well as New York.