Dark Florals, Velvet, and Lace Were Everywhere at Erdem Fall 2017
Erdem Moralioglu never fails to evoke a storybook wonderland with his collections, which often include natural motifs like birds and flowers mixed with luxurious materials like velvet and lace. This season was no different, but he took a more somber turn for fall, pushing the dark florals trend even further. He also mined his own imagined past, specifically pulling opulent references from the Ottoman Empire like gold coats and intricate embroidery fit for a sultan. Half-English and half-Turkish himself, he set out to explore the roots of the Moralioglu family, which he can trace back to the east of Turkey, near the Syrian border. Needless to say, its an area rife with conflict currently, with millions of refugees fleeing to find homes throughout Europe. With this collection, however, Moralioglu not only melds borders by mixing historic references, but also creates a world entirely his own. See every detail backstage.