Er­dem’s first col­lab­o­ra­tion with Nars is in full bloom.

Known for his love of flo­rals, Er­dem Mo­rali­oglu in­fuses an ex­plo­sion of blooms into his first makeup col­lab with Nars.

Fashion (Canada) - - Contents - By Lesa Hannah

I’m not the best gar­dener,” con­fesses Er­dem Mo­rali­oglu. It’s an ironic ad­mis­sion for the Mon­treal-born, Lon­don-based fash­ion de­signer for whom flo­rals are a re­cur­ring theme. (He is try­ing, though: He men­tions that he just re­turned from Hol­land, where he bought some tulips.) Car­na­tions, irises, pop­pies and, his favourite, anemones, have all fig­ured at one time or an­other in his col­lec­tions. And although flow­ers by their very na­ture seem frag­ile, Mo­rali­oglu is drawn to them be­cause he feels they rep­re­sent fem­i­nine strength. “They’re a force of na­ture,” he says. “They’re resilient, and they re­grow.”

This ap­pre­ci­a­tion for blooms was the start­ing point for his limited-edi­tion makeup col­lab­o­ra­tion with Nars called “Strange Flow­ers.” To help him wrap his head around the con­cept for the col­lab, Mo­rali­oglu de­cided to di­vide it into the four sea­sons. “It helped guide me in terms of think­ing about the pal­ette and about plants that grow at cer­tain times of the year,” he says. Once the pa­ram­e­ters of which colours worked with oth­ers were set, he started to play, en­sur­ing that the col­lec­tion had breadth as well as con­trast. “My work has al­ways been about the push and pull of the del­i­cate and the bold—the idea of light­ness and dark­ness.”

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