Sunday, June 10, 2012

Runway Report: 2013 Erdem Resort Collection

          While many get their inspiration from the new member of the Royal Family, Kate Middleton, Erdem Moralioglu's second resort collection reflects rather the style of the Monarch.  It is not surprising that the London-based designer looked up to Her Majesty the Queen's monochromatic unchanging style as a source of inspiration since his Montrealer upbringing had him constantly romanticizing the idea of England.  The love story does not end there as Erdem had a wandering eye on Upper East Side ladies and Amish women.  The affair gave birth to an almost 30's silhouette with high-waisted stiff A-line skirts, printed silk pencil skirts and long tweed coats.  His House's signature floral schemes were interlaced with hexagonal patchworks, recalling the Amish quilts, in a bold royal blue and hot pink palette.  The clean lines of the stiff and structured fabrics were modernized with matching floral-printed jackets and trousers. He, of course, pursued his Quebecer rebellion with acid-pink lace collars paired with gold-lamé threaded tweed skirts.  The modest ladylike attires have a strong matriarchal essence to them and was well exemplified by Linda Evangelista's appearance in a floral Erdem dress at her last day of her hearing in Manhattan where the Canadian supermodel and French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault reached a child-support settlement.  Erdem defines his 2013 Resort Collection as "Old Lady meets Amish."

Sources: Fashionologie, & Vogue 

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