This week was the premiere of Emma Watson’s latest film, the Perks of Being a Wallflower – but a wallflower she definitely wasn’t. Pictured here in a beautiful blue and white peplum dress from Erdem’s Resort 2013 collection, Emma Watson has become renowned for her fashion credentials. Previously the face of Burberry, it seems as if she’s unable to put a foot wrong. I want to hate her, but I just can’t. I also love Erdem – together, these two are a force stronger than Hurricane Isaac could ever be.
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This year Children in Need have got several renowned fashion designers on their side to create a range of limited edition Pudsey Bears. Adorable! From left to right – Erdem, PPQ, Mulberry, Giles Deacon, Katie Hillier, Liberty, Henry Holland, Patrick Grant and Jonathan Saunders. There’s also a black and white bear by Topshop and one featuring Pudsey in a leather jacket, styled by Louis Vuitton. The bears are currently for sale on Children in Need’s eBay page here and are (so far) fetching between £500 and £5500 each! If I had the cash I’d definitely be making an attempt to put my paws (sorry) on that Erdem Pudsey.
As an avid floral & lace dress fan, Erdem is naturally near the top of my ‘Favourite Designers Ever’ list. These photos are from his recent Resort 2012 collection and the designs are as stunning as ever. Florals that look like watercolours have always been a big trend in the world of fashion, but Erdem does it with so much more taste and class than I’ve ever seen before. Some of the prints even look like they’ve been inked on with fountain pen: something I don’t think I’d ever be able to replicate myself without ending up with a tie-dye disaster.
The Resort 2012 range has everything from mini dresses to floor-sweeping gowns, trousers suits to trench coats. And not everything is lavishly coated in flowers or lace either. Breaking away from his comfort zone, some of the latest designs feature a navy or pink dogtooth pattern that resemble something Karl Lagerfeld would love to get his Chanel-coated mitts on.
This collection has come just in time for my weekend away in the English Riviera, and definitely wouldn’t look out of place on a yacht in the south of France either. This collection is, perhaps, very nearly flawless.
Erdem. The well deserving winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2010 – yet I hardly doubt he needs a trophy to obtain recognition. Erdem Moralioglu originates from Montreal, Canada, yet there is something inexplicably British about his designs. The clean cuts and ditzy florals are almost what you’d expect to see at an English garden tea party, but if you look closer these flowers and lines are not quite what you thought they were. Floral prints at a glance become kaleidoscopic patterns on closer inspection. Clean lines become a myriad of carefully placed seams and panels. Even the colour palette isn’t so simple. Neon brights collide with princess pastels, deep jewels combine with shades of lace. Erdem is a designer that one step above the rest. He describes his design signatures as ‘colour, optimism and oddities’. I don’t think he could have put it any better.