Some people are born knowing they want to be designers. Then there's Patrik Ervell. Raised in California by Swedish parents, Ervell studied art history and political science at Berkeley, passed the Foreign Service exam (then decided diplomacy wasn't for him), moved to New York, and worked as an editor at V Magazine before discovering his true calling in fashion design.
While Ervell's sporty outerwear is responsible for much of the brand's critical buzz, all of his garments exude a quietly cool, intellectual, and minimalistic vibe that give his collections cohesion from season to season.
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