Erdem’s Spring 2015 collection similarly plays with this blend of urban and exotic. Marianne North, a Victorian botanical researcher, traveler and artist, was Erdem Moralioglu’s inspiration for the collection.
Her influence led Moralioglu to explore the jungle by way of the greenhouses of London’s Kew Gardens. Dense, layered applications of feathers and fabric jostle with colourful embroidery, echoing the wilderness and chaos of nature. Moralioglu was equally inspired by the physical architecture of the greenhouses he visited, which lends an ordered, clean precision that underpins the collection. In this look, a tailored skirt and leather brogues are juxtaposed with the textural, riotous top to maintain a harmonious dichotomy of urban and wilderness.
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