Esther Perbandt's fashion is situated at the interface with art. This becomes particularly clear in the context of the way she presents her work. The fashion shows have a performative character that goes far beyond ordinary runway shows. With them, Esther Perbandt creates a total artwork. The interplay of performance, fashion, music and site-specificity creates a touching effect on the viewers, which discusses the viewers' perception of themselves, as well as their perception of fashion, as much as of conventional presentation methods.
In addition to the total artworks she develops with her shows, Esther Perbandt also creates art independently of her fashion. She mostly works installatively and sculpturally. The installations and the sculptural wall objects always play with space. Esther Perbandt explores with her art, as with her fashion, the potential of the color black. The often textile works quote esther perbandt's fashion through their materiality, thus forming a larger context for the fashion, going beyond aesthetics.