Spring – Summer 2014 – Erdem “extracted colour” and blanks his canvas for monochrome tones, for this Spring/Summer14. Compared to his previous summer series of fluorescent lace and pastel palettes, “I’ve always been attracted to the feminine” said Erdem Moralioglu: this season he aspired to embrace masculinity. Selecting fabrics of this nature with the occasional entwined yellow or violet embroidered flower. The black and white show became a study of how translucent layers could be reformulated revealing barely visible garments, fluff or feathers underneath.
Haunting paces pricked whilst Arvo Pärt’s Fratres played out across the room. Romantic fabrications with exquisite embroideries subdued the mannish manner: lace pencil skirts, tulle dress with sweeping trails of fabric and a embroidered lace front juxtaposed masculine features of biker jackets, school boy blazers and crisp white shirts buttoned all the way up. At first glance the collection requires colour but with closer inspection, it translates an almost novelised beauty.