Where the runway meets the street

Patrik Ervell’s latest collection is ironically titled “Software”. In the notes from the presentation, Ervell says he was “interested in developing tension between nostalgia and sci-fi,” and even included ‘90s cyberpunk amongst his influences.

Ervell developed this point of view by creating an imaginary software company called Idegen software systems. He then re-appropriated the company’s logo in several of the collection’s garments. Elsewhere, mohair coats with oversized lapels made an appearance alongside mock neck tees, police-inspired ribbed sweaters, flight bombers, and polyurethane leather coats.

The setting was also suitably dystopian, and the resulting ambiance was something akin to if the creators of Deutschland ’83 and Hackers met up and decided to create a collection… We mean that as a compliment.

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