During New York Fashion Week menswear designer Patrik Ervell presented his Fall/Winter 2015 collection featuring select Maharam textiles, including Alpaca Epingle, Brushed Cashmere, Compound, Join, Mimic, Mohair Extreme, Mohair Supreme, and Salon.
Patrik Ervell’s rigorous approach to menswear is typified by a utilitarian sensibility enriched with elements drawn from history, military uniforms, science fiction, and emerging technologies. He is known for his innovative use of materials such as gold foil, vintage parachute nylon, horsehair, and textiles dyed with oxidized iron and copper. In partnership with Maharam, Ervell now turns his focus to performance-driven textiles for interiors.
For Patrik Ervell’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Mimic—Maharam’s first nonwoven textile for outdoor use—finds new application as a weather-proof parka. The luxurious natural fibers in Alpaca Epingle, Brushed Merino, Mohair Supreme and Mohair Extreme are balanced by traditional workwear silhouettes. Each piece in the collection is designed with purpose, functionality, and wearability. To that end, Ervell has utilized Maharam textiles as a source for creating lasting, collectible garments.
Maharam first partnered with Ervell on his Spring/Summer 2015 collection, “World of Interiors.” Compound, a nonwoven textile with a dry, matte surface, created the shell for a durable raincoat, while Join, an open leno weave, provided interior ventilation. The Rain Duffle remains in the collection and is offered in a slate blue and gray for Fall/Winter 2015.