Sunday, 5 June 2011

Erdem Resort 2012

I have fallen head over heels for Erdem's resort collection, which is strange as I don't normally like resort or cruise collections. They make sense in that we need something fresh to bridge two seasons but they always seem like a re-hash of current trends. This collection literally knocked me off my feet though. I usually like Erdem but there's a slight disconnect between how sophisticated and stunningly beautiful his collections are and how I dress, so though I really love the collections, they seem a bit unreachable and unattainable. The resort collection though, it alluring enough to make me want to be that person who always looks classic and polished. The type of person who never has a run in their tights or chipped nails. 

Erdem's fascination with ladylike dressing continues as does his signature floral prints, but they are joined by bold, fresh houndstooth and a more form-fitting cut. The closer cut combined with the restrained knee-length dresses make for some very striking dresses. There is a focus on the back, with keyhole cut outs, floral patterns and floaty cape-like accents making an alluring, arresting detail in the collection. One of the stand out pieces was the trench, something which I believe is making a return after a couple of seasons absence. 

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