Following an impressive inaugural appearance on the Afterpay Australian Fashion Week 2021 schedule as part of the Next Gen show, Erik Yvon made a joyous solo debut this week.
Euphoric and all-inclusive, the presentation saw '90s-inspired shapes cut with rainbow luminescent and hyper-reflective metallics and rapturous neon. The Melbourne-based designer's modus operandi is, quite firmly, more is more — and we love to see it.
Print work created in collaboration with artist Chris Golden upgrades the evergreen psychedelic swirls that inevitably seep into any summer wardrobe worth its salt. Meanwhile the designer's cohesive use of crochet and glomesh is, as you might expect, more than welcome at CPC on any day of the year.
As thrilling as the collection itself was the inspired cast of fresh faces (including our bud Milo Hartill), who sashayed down the runway to a ballroom soundtrack will leave you no choice but to award this promising young designer 10s across the board.
We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of land on which this show took place.