An Ode To Marianne North


Erdem Spring:Summer 2015Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 1

Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 2Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 3

Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 6Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 4

Erdem Moralioglu’s ethereal, fairy tale Spring 2015 collection was inspired by one woman, Victorian biologist and botanical artist Marianne North; who was so esteemed in her profession that there is a gallery dedicated to her at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, outside London.

Yet Erdem’s garden was more on the lines of a jungle, a tropical, evocative one. Starting with the dimly lit runway, dressed in lush emerald green foliage, and continuing with the first exits of brilliant dresses in rich teals, forest and emerald greens, and vibrant chartreuses. A stand out was the grid like crochet and sheer organza dress with plant life appliques in the aforementioned colors. A trellis with blooming vegetation crawling up, over and within.

Like all good fairy tales duality was present. The pure represented in Victorian influences of the 1890s — the high collars, tight bodices and buttons lined down the front, and plenty of crochet and broderie anglaise. Then there was the wild side with a plethora of feathers and fronds, overlaid and dense, applied by hand. Tiny pieces of cut chiffon were composed in camo-like floral patterns, and cockerel feathers emerged from vivid and vibrant embroidery (absolutely stunning!). All resembling a couture like precision.

One could go on to say the tweeds in shades of black and white, with their edges frayed, represents the common folk in this fairy tale. But remember this is an exotic tale, and we can’t have just any tweed, it must be entwined with floral and plant embroidery and exquisite patches of lace.

The collection was neatly balanced with Nicholas Kirkwood’s black oxfords and cross-laced flat Roman sandals. The perfect modern touches to the perfect collection.

 

Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 7Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 8

Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 9Erdem Spring:Summer 2015 10

Check This Out

Nails At House Of HollandLondon Round UpSimone Rocha

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under At The Shows

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s