Erdem Moralioglu isn’t afraid to make feminine clothes
Erdem Moralioglu isn’t afraid to imbue his designs with a strong sense of femininity.
The Canadian designer launched his brand in London in 2005, with his clothes garnering attention for being versatile and powerful.
And Moralioglu, who grew up in Montreal and Birmingham, England, points to women in his family as a major source of inspiration.
“I’ve always been fascinated by what’s feminine – how women carry themselves, how they look, who they are – ever since I was a young child,” he told The Edit. “I think it has everything to do with having a twin sister; someone who is the same as you but the opposite sex. And my mother was strong and amazing and intelligent too, so I’ve never been afraid of femininity.”
Moralioglu has built up a reputation for his embroidered dresses, chic skirts and glamorous capes, with A-list fans including the likes of Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard and Emma Stone.
His designs are also sold in over 17 retailers, including a number of department stores, such as Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman and Selfridges.
Accordingly, he loves nothing more than seeing a diverse range of women sporting his garments.
“I still pinch myself when I see all these incredible, talented women wearing my dresses,” he shared.
The London-based sartorial star is steadily growing his business, and is moving his main office to a larger space and considering a Manhattan store. But he admits that being a perfectionist and managing a fast expanding company has its difficulties.
“I hate the idea that I’m this calm, placid creature – I worry about everything!” he laughed.