Erdem Woman Spring Summer 2017 – The inspiration for this collection was taken from the recent discovering of a Countess’s garments uncovered from a 17th Century shipwreck. The result of this inspiration was a wardrobe fit for a group of Countess’s in the modern day. Continuing along the shipwreck theme the venue was filled with small water pools, bridges and wooden boardwalks.

The clothing did not outwardly reveal the direct inspiration of a shipwreck, but they were reflective of the wardrobe of a Countess. Short jackets were tied together with ribbon, worn with ankle length flowing skirts and flared trousers. The ribbon fastenings were also on off-shoulders dresses as an extra shoulder fastening. These designs used a number of prints, mainly floral patterns of white and blue colours, black and gold jacquard print and blue and silver. Each of these was paired with matching stiletto’s that laced up and replicated the print of the clothing.

Erdem is renowned for his dresses and this collection presented a whole new body of items to add to his repertoire. He presented a variety of dresses fit for a number of occasions. Amongst the designs there were floor length, ankle length and knee length, and a number of patterns and designs. A key component across the dresses was ruffles. There were ruched sleeves, high necks, frayed edges on skirts and lace frills.

Overall the colours of the collection were blue, with silvery tones, lemons and reds. Each of the tones was flattered by varying silhouettes, some fitting, figure-hugging and others loose and flowing. All of these looks were completed by sun hats, hair accessories, oversized earrings and golden make up.

Erdem Woman Spring Summer 2017


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Written by Lorna Barry

Lorna is a recent graduate from Newcastle University. She has a love of fashion, art and travelling and enjoys being creative in any way she can. She loves to keep up to date with fashion and is always on the hunt for her next pair of shoes.

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