By Emily Borrett.
When it came to brilliant, inspired collections this year, no one and absolutely no one did it quite as well as Canadian-bred fashion house Erdem. When you think of the iconic dresses to have emerged this year, one of the first to pop into your head will absolutely be his floor length digital-printed gown from his Autumn/Winter collection, which was startlingly pretty in an unusual mix of deep browns, inky blacks, teal and colour-bursts of red. It’s been worn by A-listers to countless red carpet events since. Add into the mix a gorgeous blend of sheer chiffon, swallow-prints and dark leather, and you’ve got one of the most original approaches to Autumn/Winter dressing for a long time.
This year Erdem were also at the root of this year’s lace trend, which continues to go strong into the new year. For their A/W collections their dresses and blouses came in wintery colours -soft blue-grey ruffles and pleats were the Erdem way to wear lace this winter. They then showed us how to carry the fabric from winter to next Spring, sending frothy white Victorian-esque lace down the runway with bold crimson embroidery creeping up the hemline. A very pretty way to wear lace indeed.
We can’t wait for next spring when the sun starts to peep out behind the clouds, just for our Spring wardrobes alone. We may not be able to afford the real thing, but Erdem’s white lace and cool green floral prints have given us some food for thought.