A nautical infused collection by Christopher Esber put a modern twist on classic tailoring. Modern silhouettes were created with classic textures, and vice versa. Croc embossed navy leather formed an ultra-flattering bustier, while timeless silks took shape in boxy separates. Monograms were a repeated motif throughout the collection, paying a subtle homage to the style of yesteryear.

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Double breasted blazers were paired with cheeky shorts, fusing masculine tailoring with feminine frivolity. Creamy neutrals followed, tailored to subtlety enhance the female form without being overt in their femininity. Draped silks worked with the minimalistic trend that has featured throughout the festival, with each seemingly “simple” cut truly showing off Esber’s skill in the most stripped-back form. The beauty of Esber’s work is that even at its simplest, it is still highly complex and thoroughly considered.

A black silk shirt and fluted skirt skimmed over the body, while a singular-sleeved piece added a point of difference to a wardrobe staple. A heavily textured white tank was teamed with slouchy navy trousers, again fusing the fresh and modern with the classic and timeless.

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Paris blue was woven with crisp white- a ‘sailor’ colour palette taking shape in modern, luxury basics. Pleated details took centre stage on a white cotton shirt, while embellished shoulder details added a fresh point of difference. A touch of pink was woven through white and contrasted with the earlier paris blue, tying together a completely seamless summer offering.

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Gemma Watts

Gemma Watts has worked in the fashion media industry since 2012, writing for and being headhunted by some of the country's leading fashion and beauty companies. With a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) under her belt, Gemma is able to combine her two greatest passions as Couturing's Fashion Editor- fashion and writing.

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