Erdem: the canvas of imagination

26/02/2015

Me (dreaming out loud, quite a few weeks back): "I really want to see
Erdem." 
Husband: "Not going to happen, though, is it?"
Me: "I know, I know... but let me dream for now."

And so I did. I wanted to be there very much as if I knew I'd miss out. As soon as my pass for LFW came through, I emailed a ticket request, and filed the dream until further notice where it still remains.
....
....

Me (on Monday after watching the show): "Oh, how wonderful it was..."
Phone text: "I just walked for Erdem. Anne-Marie."
Me: "!!!!!!!!!!"

For a little while I felt like a deflated balloon, but then bounced back and praised the fashion Gods for the fact that a) I have AM in my life, b) my own lifestream player and video, and c) I just saw a beautiful collection and the show that became my most favourite this season.

Erdem Fall 2015 moodboard
Erdem went beyond the runway. He staged a little moment in life, a scene, something you'd more likely to see in a theatre. It was the world of an imaginary girl, Claudia Cardinale or Romy Schneider character perhaps, living in a Parisian apartment inspired by The Collector installation, among the piles of old magazines and newspapers, 1950's furniture and Moraliuglu's own acquisitions collected over the years.

Erdem Fall 2015 fashion show | Runway design | the Collector | London fashion week
There were fragility and charm, heart-piercing nostalgia and soul-warming beauty, the glow and the darkness... The dresses in lustrous rich brocades appeared first, followed by frayed tweeds, delicately embroidered frocks covered in myriads of flowers, the moonlight-dipped coats and lace pieces that you would never want to part with. The richelieu-embroidered leathers were sumptuous. And then there were the fil coupe pieces made even more ethereal with the delicate ostrich feathers that moved in a slow-motion daydreaming as the girls walked down the runway...

The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
The best of London fashion week; Erdem Fall Winter 2015
"Everything you can imagine is real," Picasso said once. Erdem imagined a world, a visual tale that became reality... The one I really wish I could have been a part of.

Photo source: Erdem Fall/Winter 2015 collection and details via style.com and vogue.com, the runway shots via T Magazine

14 comments:

  1. You may not own a piece of Erdem, but knowing someone who walked the Erdem runway is far more precious because not just anyone with enough money can go out to buy that in a store :)
    xox,
    Cee

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, stunning pieces. ^^
    New post is online... Lovely greets Nessa

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think that this is an outstanding collection!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Honestly Erdem didn't have so far my attention but after scrolling through this impressing collection I understand why you like this designer brand so much! Thanks for sharing, now I want to own at least one of this dreamy pieces :)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great collection!!! I love ERDEM!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a magical collection! The details are just stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Erdem was one of my most favourite collection from LFW!:)

    http://sunstreetbymonica.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great post! Join my giveaway:

    theprintedsea.blogspot.com/2015/02/caseidol-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wonderful patterns and colours!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

    ReplyDelete
  10. My favorites are the dress the asian girl is wearing (and coat proceeding) and the purple dress the african american girl is wearing.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh, you did it again!
    I am enchanted with this post. It does not hurt that Erdem is my favorite designer! The fabrications, details, and rich textures are absolute unparalleled ! I adore these laces, the ruching, the saturated colors, the later cut (?) leathers, and those boots.
    LOVED this!
    THANKS for sharing . <3
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

    ReplyDelete