Full-length dresses take the honours at Erdem
LONDON — Buyers, devoted fans and journalists — including American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour — were enjoying springlike temperatures as they viewed a wide range of offerings Monday at London Fashion Week.
The evening shows capped four days of shows highlighting London’s status as a fashion hub to rival Paris, Milan and New York
The Erdem show at the Old Selfridges Hotel showed a remarkable unity of vision despite a wide range of colours, fabrics and mood.
Canada-born designer Erdem Moralioglu focused almost entirely on long, tightly fitting, ultrafeminine dresses. Instead of exposing wide swaths of his models’ flesh, as other designers are doing, he chose to emphasize the female form in its entirety, only rarely choosing to unveil a hint of cleavage.
Most of the outfits featured high necks and long sleeves with elaborate detailing, intricate beadwork and delicate embroidery. Oversize coats or high boots seemed to explode with colour. The beauty was in the detailing, which gave each piece an individual feel.
Some were sparkly, some were subtle and subdued. Despite their differences, the pieces complemented each other, making the entire collection come alive.
The Erdem autumn/winter 2017 collection shown at London Fashion Week on Monday featured long, feminine dresses with elaborate details — a contrast to the skin-baring designs of other fashion houses.
Erdem’s dresses were almost entirely long, fitted and featured a wide range of fabrics and moods.