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Blink London reviews Pre Fall 2016 collections: Erdem

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

I hope that you enjoyed our Preen show review yesterday. Don’t forget to check out the review post of the Altuzarra pre Fall collection too. Now we take a look at the collection from another of London’s leading design lights, Erdem.

We have been huge fans since discovering this fabulously floral driven label soon after its launch. There’s lots more Erdem oriented Blink London posts if you’d like to take a look. We have adored watching how Erdem Moralioglu has evolved his very romantic, decorative, vintage feeling take on womenswear. In this pre Autumn Winter 2016 collection the beauty quotient is increased above and beyond all of the previous gorgeousness that we have utterly admired from this label.

The lightness and the texture, the movement and the delicacy, occassionally delineated with sharp cut black elements. There is a youthful brightness but also a deep sophistication to this collection which gives us the same feel that Erdem’s previous floral heavy seasons, but without that motif being used quite so boldly.

I’m not quite sure why but these shots also make me think of Sophia Coppola’s ‘Virgin Suicides’. Maybe that’s just the grouping of the girls, the lighting, the colour level or the poses- but as that is one of my favourite films from a style perspective, that is a very good thing.

Erdem, pre Fall 2016, images with thanks to Vogue, fashion trends, fashion show review, fashion blog, Blink London, Lucy Williams

Erdem pre-Fall 2016, images with thanks to Vogue

Erdem, pre Fall 2016, images with thanks to Vogue, fashion trends, fashion show review, fashion blog, Blink London, Lucy Williams

Erdem pre-Fall 2016, images with thanks to Vogue

The addition of the clever, clean-cut tailored looks that are scattered through this dress-driven offer, really helps back up the linear sharpness too. We especially adore that brilliantly bi-coloured trench.

Erdem, pre Fall 2016, images with thanks to Vogue, fashion trends, fashion show review, fashion blog, Blink London, Lucy Williams

Erdem pre-Fall 2016, images with thanks to Vogue

Many thanks to Vogue Runway for these images.

“Blink” Inspiration: SS’16 Trend Analysis, Frills

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

This is the first in a series of posts where we share with you our insights into some of the biggest prevailing trends from the SS’16 shows. We have looked closely at every show from New York, London, Milan and now Paris (still going with Chanel happening today at the Grand Palais). As a fashion forecaster you look for repetitive themes in colour, mood, reference points, fabrications, colour, pattern, atmosphere, silhouette, detailing. From that we try to divine what we can anticipate as being the strongest looks to expect to be adopted by the fashion industry as a whole, from top to bottom. Here is a unique insight in to what we have identified, showing you information that would usually be reserved for our fashion industry clients. You lucky fashionista you!

We are starting with a spotlight on frills and ruffles. Mostly these are light, full of movement, feminine and delicate, feeling exuberant and airy, as seen at Dries, Erdem and Gucci. In other looks we see this form taking a more sculptural feel where the frills and ruffles have been shaped from more structured, firm materials creating a strong and striking silhouette, still feminine but with a bolder, more determined attitude, like we have seen from Delpozo or Lanvin.

SS'16 Trend Analysis- Frills by Blink London, Creative Consultancy, fashion trends, fashion forecasting, fashion blog, Lucy Williams

SS’16 Trend Analysis- Frills by Blink London, Creative Consultancy

Images with huge thanks to the show coverage on Vogue. For more on fashion inspiration, just look here.

“Blink” Events: Erdem at The Communications Store’s SS’15 Press Day

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Thanks to TCS for the invitation. It was great to get up close and personal with so many wonderful brands. We want to share with you some shots of our favourite finds from the event, kicking off with the beauty that is the Erdem  SS’15 collection.

Erdem SS'15

Erdem SS’15

The shades and this beautiful notebook were a lovely addition to Erdem’s offer, but  for me the highlight has to be this wonderful dress. I need someone to propose to me immediately because I think this could be my ideal wedding dress.

Erdem SS'15

Erdem SS’15

Erdem SS'15

Erdem SS’15

When looking up links for this piece, we came across this lovely short preview film for the pre-Spring collection.

Watch out for more to come from the TCS event. For other events that we’ve posted about, just take a look here.

“Blink” Inspiration: Fashion Design Research by Ezinma Mbonu

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Fashion Design Research by Ezinma Mbonu, published by Laurence King

Fashion Design Research by Ezinma Mbonu, published by Laurence King

There are very few books that truly give you an insight into the fashion design process. Most fashion books are rather glossy, highly photoshopped, coffee table numbers but ‘Fashion Design Research‘ is a truly useful tool for students who are embarking on a fashion design education. Congratulations to Ezinma Mbonu for delivering a thorough, deeply considered and practically supportive book, clearly explaining how to approach the search for inspiration. Yes, there is a process, a plan, key tools and methods.

Fashion Design Research by Ezinma Mbonu, published by Laurence King

Fashion Design Research by Ezinma Mbonu, published by Laurence King

I also love this book because I teach at LCF on fashion forecasting and fashion design in industry, with a big emphasis on the critical importance of research. It’s wonderful to have a book dedicated to this, backing up the fact that inspiration needs to be searched for, tracked down and pursued. We designer’s don’t just wake up one morning with the whole of the season ahead neatly explained in a dream! Most of us spend an inordinate amount of time at a desk in a studio, so stepping outside of the daily grind through solid researching techniques is super important.

Any student who refers to the protocols outlined in this book will be setting themselves up with a brilliant foundation of researching practices that will serve them incredibly well once they start working at any level of the fashion industry. There are insightful images showing how designers use sketchbooks, develop colour palettes, incorporate vintage inspiration, work with textiles and put together their portfolios, alongside case studies from people like the designers Erdem and Anne Valerie Hash.

Fashion Design Research by Ezinma Mbonu, published by Laurence King

Fashion Design Research by Ezinma Mbonu, published by Laurence King

Ezinma is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fashion course at UCA Epsom, as well as having previously founded her own label so this book is coming from a highly experienced and informed academic perspective.

“Innovative design is the result of strong investigative research undertakings. The intention of this book is to unpack the research process by focussing on the core elements that you will need to engage with as a fashion student to ensure that you develop your ideas creatively and thoroughly.”- Ezinma Mbonu

For more fashion inspiration, why not have a look here.

“Blink” Inspiration: Resort’15, Erdem

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Ah, Erdem, how we love you. This is a designer who arrived on the fashion scene seemingly fully formed with a rather vintage feel about his handwriting, not through the silhouettes specifically, but somehow more thorough the innocent and refined feel that these clothes impart to the wearer.

As the label’s look seemed so firmly stated, orienting so much around those stunning floral motifs, it’s always been exciting to see how Erdem drives that forward season upon season. Resort’15 continues the rather dramatic step forward shown in the Autumn Winter ’14 collection, with this wonderful label delivering a far more graphic and kinda ‘mod’ direction that feels a little more in line with Preen or Peter Pilotto than what we have come to expect historically from Erdem.

The pieces are exquisite, blending lean and clean lines with ruffled, textural elements, signature lace and high contrast colour along with his unique approach to pattern.

Erdem, Resort’15 from Blink London (images with thanks to style.com)

Erdem, Resort’15 from Blink London (images with thanks to style.com)

Erdem, Resort’15 from Blink London (images with thanks to style.com)

Erdem, Resort’15 from Blink London (images with thanks to style.com)

All images with huge thanks to the wonderous style.com

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“Blink” London Fashion Week: Erdem, AW’13

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Wow. This truly is a season where vanguard of London designers have decided to push their personal aesthetic right out of what we all have decided is their comfort zone. And thank goodness they did. The Erdem collection is a perfect example of this. I was getting ready to see a flower filled collection that feels pretty yet modern. Some lace. Some embroideries, lots of elegant colour… Was I surprised when I saw a sea of darks against an intense black background.

Erdem’s love of Hitchcock heroines was at the root of this collection. The designer channeled a dark duality into his prim silhouettes. His skill with pattern, textiles and surface effects was expressed in a newly subtle way, layering intense detail and mixed materials to create a really clever and bold expression of the Erdem handwriting. These are clothes that demand a second, third and forth look to appreciate all of the levels of quiet, luxurious beauty that they contain. I love the balance of density and sheers, the naivety added by the frills and polka dots, aswell as the boldly scaled sequined patterns.

Erdem, AW'13 (images from style.com with thanks)

Erdem, AW'13 (images from style.com with thanks)

Erdem, AW'13 (images from style.com with thanks)

Erdem, AW'13 (images from style.com with thanks)

Erdem, AW'13 (images from style.com with thanks)

Erdem, AW'13 (images from style.com with thanks)

Erdem, AW'13 (images from style.com with thanks)

Erdem, AW'13 (images from style.com with thanks)

For more from London Fashion Week, just click here.

“Blink” Inspiration: Erdem, Resort ’13

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The final in our Resort’13 review is the really rather wonderful Erdem collection.

We have watched Erdem very gently evolve his signature ladylike, floral print focused look for the past few seasons. It’s actually a refreshing thing to see a young label embed themselves so thoroughly in their aesthetic, feeling very clear and conscious about what their brand represents. This doesn’t mean that the Erdem look is stale or predictable. Oh no. For Resort ’13 he took that delightfully feminine and demure look in a more playful direction with stunning lace overlaying neoprene, plastic flower embellishments and a slightly more graphic approach to some of the print and pattern. This lightened the mood, slightly subverting the inherent ‘good taste’ and injecting some fun.

Thanks to Style.com for the images used throughout our Resort review.

Erdem, Resort '13

Erdem, Resort '13

Erdem, Resort '13

Erdem, Resort '13

Erdem, Resort '13

Erdem, Resort '13

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“Blink” London Fashion Week: Topshop NEWGEN T’s collection

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Launched with perfect timing, on the first day of London Fashion Week, Topshop caused quite a stir with their NEWGEN designed T shirt collection. Celebrating ten years of supporting new British talent, Topshop commissioned twenty past recipients to design a T shirt reflecting their design aesthetic.

I popped in to Topshop at Oxford Circus on my way to LFW, only to discover that the Mary Katrantzou T I’d been dreaming about had already sold out. I headed off to Somerset House feeling slightly fed up, until I noticed the van parked in the corner of Somerset House selling all of the Topshop NEWGEN T’s. A stroke of fashion retailing genuis Mr Green! I scored both the Mary K T,  and also treated myself to the Erdem collar detailed number too. Brilliant.

Topshop's van at Somerset House

all twenty T shirts showcased in the LFW NEWGEN exhibition

For more on London Fashion Week, click here.

Enjoy! Lucy

Pattern- Mini Floral, Maxi Impact

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

So now we have to step back in time slightly ‘cos we had some good stuff lined up for the blog which we set aside while covering London Fashion Week. Hope you don’t mind!

This is one from our Paris trip to attend PV and do a little inspirational retailing. We popped into Colette– well, it would have been rude not to! Actually, its a must unless you want to be the only bod in the whole global fashion industry not to have scrummed amongst the mannequins to try and divine the season’s key messages. This most important looks are featured in the store windows, and this time they had decided to showcase the brilliantly talented, London based designer, Erdem. His impeccable taste in pattern, microscopic attention to detail and innovative silhouettes all combine to create something really quite wonderful.

According to a few of the printers we spoke with who were showing at Indigo within PV, clients were returning from a trip to Colette excitedly purchasing every bit of artwork that closely resembled this look. Expect to see variations on this look from now into Spring Summer 2011…

Erdem in the window of Colette

Erdem in the window of Colette