Given that this month is all about the spring collections, we’re bound to see more than a few runways dedicated to the concept of florals. Be they punchy, vibrant, or moody like we saw in the fall collections, the garden always seems to creep its way in to the design studio. As a lover of all things feminine myself, I have nothing but the deepest adoration for flower-oriented prints, but even I have to admit they get a bit repetitive season after season. But then a collection like Erdem’s Spring/Summer 2015 line comes along, and I’m forced to eat my words.
The whole concept for the hopelessly romantic collection was centered around the idea of a woman – a botanist, to be specific- traveling the world on her studies, and then, in the designers own words “she got lost or something”. Well, let me assure you that there was nothing remotely “lost” about this line up. Everything, from the last intricate detail, was exquisite. Think lots of frothy skirts and fragile embroideries, with even a few feathered numbers thrown in the mix to shake it up. The mood was steered safely away from kitschy-romatic territory with the help of black oxfords and flat Roman sandals, both the work of Nicholas Kirkwood.
All in all, I believe that Erdem’s magical S/S 2015 collection to be my personal highlight of London Fashion Week. He took and oft-repeated theme and made it new again with his couturier-level craftsmanship and playful contrasting proportions when it came to footwear. Florals? For spring? Definitely groundbreaking.
Some thoughts on Erdem’s botanical mood this season? Did it blow you away or leave you unimpressed? Also, what were some of your other favorite London Fashion Week moments? Be sure to let me know!