Erdem takes a magical monochrome turn for Spring/Summer 2014
I noted last season that for many attending London Fashion Week, Erdem Moralioglu's show is a highlight, and this year has been no exception. Having seen previews of the elegant invitation and the white hydrangea's gifted to each guest upon arrival (including front row favourites Anna Wintour, Daisy Lowe, Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne)
Accompanied by live music on cello and grand piano, the collection opened with deconstructed monochrome looks which at first glance seemed under-par for the Canadian born designer, however, closer inspection revealed just how special Erdem's offerings for SS14 were. With the trademark burst of colourful blooms replaced with black and white, all eyes were on the details; pretty oddities included shimmering white satin silk, feathers, floral quilting and appliqué lace.
Modern femininity was key to the overall look - typically masculine shapes, shirts and chunky shoes were teamed with feminine fabrics such as net, lace, feathers and organza. Despite the bridal feel, each look that hit the catwalk was filled with a sophisticated yet cool conviction, from the show-stopping plume covered jackets to the unique mid-length skirts.
With so many flawless, edgy looks to choose from, it's difficult to decide which stood out the most. There were beautiful organza shirt dresses inlaid with monogram embroidery and delicately embedded with crystals, a breathtaking white leather jacket paired with a stiff white shirt and dramatic draped skirt, and the gorgeous final looks splashed with yellow and lilac florals. Watch the full show below and let us know which was your favourite in the comments.