The Canadian designer Erdem always has a trick or two up his sleeve. Think back to his spring/summer 2012 collection and you’ll recall light, fluid creations in feminine floral prints that seemed to drape nonchalantly off the shoulder. Whether it was the nape, shoulder or decollete, he created an “undressed look” for the lady and won over many a fashion follower. And his autumn/winter 2013 collection, shown today, may have secured him a place among London’s greats.
Rather going down the rather ladylike avenue of last year, Erdem Moralioglu has created a darker and dramatic collection, which explores textures as well as his staple prints.
From black lace overlays and velvet applique to ostrich feathers and tweed, Erdem’s not afraid to show off a little bit of flesh or even sequins and print but all was seductively hidden under sheer chiffon. There’s nothing sexier than this idea that you can look but you can’t touch.
With cropped jackets flashing a little bit of flesh, knee-length skirts, slightly flared feminine dresses plus Edwardian-style collars, he confidently polished off the collection with a dramatically layered long lace black dress. If anything, Erdem’s definitely convinced me that he can pull off Gothic romance.