Erdem’s latest offering is a tropical and sultry take on a garden party. From the very first look, it was clear that this collection takes a note from the tropics, ditching inhibitions in lieu of something a little sexier. Silhouettes were more demure, leaving texture and textiles to do all the talking in this collection that put a new twist on vacation dressing. Oversize floral prints, feathers and lace all play their part too, even tweed makes an appearance.
This collection is sweetly nostalgic; long sleeves pair with skirts and dresses that hit mid calf, to create a classic style that’s juxtaposed with ultra sexy looks.There’s a sort of Valentino style elegance present in many of the looks as well, crafting a very Erdem take on the dolce vita. Dresses and skirts seemed to be embossed with florals, and keyhole cutouts at the sternum feel just right on cropped shirts paired with the perfect a-line midi skirt. Texture plays a big part in making this collection so elegant; collage style floral prints pop off skirts and blouses, while feathers are meticulously crafted onto a blouse and skirt set and a dress to create an iridescent moment in lapis and jade. Nicholas Kirkwood even crafted the perfect vine-like sandal that add another dimension to this collection. Last but not least, Erdem sent sheer, tiered gowns down the runway to close the show; this was a collection defined by paradise, and that is really no surprise at all.
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