The In­spi­ra­tion

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Contents - BY ER­DEM MO­RALI­OGLU

The mod­ern mas­ter of flo­ral prints on art ob­ses­sions, dreamy es­capades, and re­defin­ing ro­mance in fash­ion.

… DRESS WITH CONFIDENCE? The most em­pow­er­ing as­pect of fash­ion is that feel­ing you get when you are wear­ing some­thing in which you feel amaz­ing. My goal has al­ways been to make pieces that feel unique and most im­por­tantly, make women feel beau­ti­ful. … EX­PER­I­MENT WITH COLOUR? I find Yves Saint Lau­rent’s use of print, colour, and fem­i­nin­ity very in­spir­ing. He was an amaz­ing colourist and a ge­nius. He cre­ated an amaz­ing lan­guage that is still very in­flu­en­tial. When I was a stu­dent, any­thing re­lated to Yves Saint Lau­rent ex­cited me. I re­mem­ber see­ing the ret­ro­spec­tive of his work in the Petit Palais in Paris, and that Rus­sian col­lec­tion was so bright it al­most looked elec­tric. He opened my eyes to how im­por­tant it is as a de­signer to ex­per­i­ment and al­ways have that sig­na­ture that makes it yours. Wear colours that aren’t to­tally per­fect or match­ing. … ES­CAPE TO THE AMALFI COAST? One of my all-time favourite des­ti­na­tions is Villa Tre Ville in Posi­tano. There’s a se­cret lift on the side of the moun­tain that goes down to the beach. … START A PER­SONAL ART COL­LEC­TION? I love art. It’s a con­stant source of in­spi­ra­tion and it has also be­come a bit of an ad­dic­tion. I started off by col­lect­ing con­tem­po­rary pho­tog­ra­phy and re­cently pur­chased a few Jean Cocteau pieces and Je­une Fille by Léonard Tsug­uharu Fou­jita. I could spend end­less hours brows­ing through Sotheby’s and Phillips [de Pury] cat­a­logues; It’s an ad­dic­tion! … RE­DE­FINE RO­MANCE? For ev­ery as­pect that is fem­i­nine, I try to con­tra­dict it with one that is more mas­cu­line. For ev­ery fea­ture that is ca­sual, I like mix­ing it with some­thing that may be con­sid­ered pre­cious. Con­tra­dic­tion and jux­ta­po­si­tion is what makes ro­mance work. … LOSE YOUR­SELF IN A BOOK? Good­bye Pi­casso by David Douglas Dun­can was pub­lished a year af­ter his death, in 1974. It’s filled with the most beau­ti­ful images. Phys­i­cally, it is a mas­ter­piece—the cover cloth is bright fuch­sia jute and wove in Eng­land. It’s dyed to match the back­ground of a Pi­casso paint­ing.

Er­dem Pre-Au­tumn ’16

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