ERDEM S/S 2017 READY-TO-WEAR
The whys and wherefores of a collection in which diamond clusters were secreted in seams and crevices of dresses; and silks were woven at Vanners, one of the oldest mills in England; and floral prints, on close inspection, included crowns and the Roman numeral XII [...]. At the beginning, the blue micro-flowered jacket, shown with pants and matching platforms, was a 17th-century inspiration taken from a visit to the Fashion Museum in Bath. The original has ribbons for fastenings, and Moralioglu took that haberdashery notion—in black grosgrain—to make shoulder straps (they hold up the plunging, off-the-shoulder dresses), as well as jacket fastenings.
Does one need to know this treatise to appreciate the fashion Erdem put forth for next spring and summer with its very obviously wedding-appropriate white broderie anglaise floor-length dresses and its lovely varieties of the drifty floral frocks which every young and not-so-young woman seems to be wearing this fall? Obviously not, but knowledge is nourishing, and the enjoyment of chasing Professor Moralioglu’s references around the Internet is part of the pleasure of his work.