Erdem channels love for Japan in Resort 17 line
Erdem presented a modern twist on Japanese style with its Resort 2017 presentation.
Fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu has openly spoken about his fascination with Japanese culture and clearly channelled his love of it into his latest line, with colourful embroidery covering pieces like a stiff cotton trench coat and a black leather jacket worn over with what appeared to be a beige skirt. This detail gave a handcrafted couture vibe, as did specks of sequins and sparkles on one silk chiffon dress.
Bold floral prints covered most of the garments, though some boasted other unique patterns. One girl wore a long-sleeved navy dress with white koi fish swimming over it, a species often found in Japan. Most of the designs were of a formal attire, like a pale salmon suit which was covered in gold leaf embroidery, while another model looked ethereal in a white lace dress with black trimming and a ribbon around her petite waist. Frills were widely used, with a white dress with a black fish pattern boasting a poufy skirt and floaty sleeves.
Another brand that hast just unveiled its new collection is Christopher Kane. Unlike Erdem, Scottish designer Christopher staged his first runway show for resort on Tuesday (01Jun16), following the likes of Dior. He held his event at his Mount Street store in London, where models walked out in a sophisticated series of clothes such as pleated midi skirts and gingham coats and dresses.
A main feature of the line was oversized photos of pansies, which was a conscious decision made by the designer to give things a "menacing and mischievous" vibe.
There were also flirty designs like a silk slip dress with spaghetti straps and clashing patches on the top, which was paired with black leather ankle boots and long brown leather gloves. And, like Erdem, Christopher turned his attention to sequins by placing them on several skirts in the range.
Other extra touches included collars or belts made from brightly coloured beads, giving them an artisanal feel.