One designer I love seeing evolve is Erdem, there is something about his romantic wearable-couture that makes me smile and dream to wear. For some, Erdem is all about romantic floral prints and ladylike silhouettes, I wouldn’t disagree but he isn’t just that, and for his spring/summer 2014 he proved that with an almost entirely monochrome collection.
There were still touches of Erdem though, his signature embellishments were present with cut-out flowers, beaded embroidery and gorgeous ethereal feathers seen on jackets, dresses and sheer pencil skirts. This collection subtly inspired by the idea of boarding school uniforms was filled with so many gorgeous pieces – my favourite being the white sheer shirt dress featuring floral appliqués and an ‘E’ crest.
For some this collection might not have had the wow factor of his previous collections, the absence of the colour for spring/summer is a bold move, but for me it is the details of this collection that really draw you in. When I saw the collection on Vogue in motion I was wowed, when I saw Erdem’s Facebook filled with close-up shots of the floral detailed shoes, the textured dresses with sheer organza overlays, and the floral embellishments I was blown away – for me it just felt a touch Parisian and I loved it.
This season I didn’t do any backstage, mainly because my schedule was so packed, after seeing how these images capture a different side of Erdem’s collection I think I will have to make sure next season to rework my coverage.
Were you a fan of Erdem’s monochrome collection?
[Pics: Erdem Facebook]
Who: Actress Rose Byrne
Where: At the New York premiere of her new flick ‘I Give It A Year’
Wearing: A long-sleeve floral embroidered Erdem dress featuring sheer panels from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with metallic Jimmy Choo heels
Verdict: There is something about Rose Byrne, she kind of has the Diane Kruger feel for me, she always looks stylish and takes fashion risks. This is a gorgeous dress, sporting a floral design that Erdem is known for, but with a moody edge of the blue, yellow, purple and dark red flowers.
I love how Erdem has made this floral print look modern and sexy with the black sheer panels to the waist, arms, shoulders and hemline – it really adds a different element to the dress, which could have been a little plain without.
Finishing off her ladylike look, the Aussie actress styled her hair with messy loose waves, stunning smoky eyes and great heels – those metallic silver Jimmy Choos are perfection.
I really can’t stress how much I love this look – great job Rose – I can’t wait to see what other looks she brings out for this tour.
Are you a fan of Rose Byrne in this dark floral dress?
[Pic: via facebook.com/erdemrtw]
Rosamund Pike has been flying the flag for British-based designers in Japan this week for the latest leg of the Jack Reacher promo tour, looking stunning in looks from Alexander McQueen and Erdem.
First look was this adorable ivory crepe wool pop mini-dress by Alexander McQueen from the autumn/winter 2012 collection, teamed with black leopard print heels to the Jack Reacher press conference.
Not only does the dress look incredible on her, white is hard to pull off even for a celebrity, but I love the playfulness of the bubble skirt. In the lookbook this dress is presented with a gorgeous belt and I wish she had worn it to show off the amazing silhouette of the dress, but that is just me being picky – I also love her heels.
Then at the Japan premiere she continued her love for London-based designers with this very summery one-sleeve look from Erdem’s spring/summer 2013 collection. There is always something so feminine about Erdem’s designs that I love and it really shows in this one-sleeved lemon dress with a gorgeous embellished illusion panel across the shoulder.
Not only is the dress divine but once again Rosamund has gone for a striking pair of shoes, this time by Elie Saab – those pinky heels work perfectly with the lemon and really does complete a gorgeous premiere look.
What do you think of Rosamund’s unofficial ambassador role for British-based designers?