Before I start, this is not actually an "ode' to Erdem as I am no poet, it's more of a tongue to floor swoon, so if you were after poetry you may wish to skip the text and instead focus on the imagery. While I have always appreciated the delicacy and intricacy of Erdem, it wasn't until recently when I was commissioned to do a quick sketch of an outfit from the S/S 2013 collection that I truly appreciated the spectacular detail and craftsmanship of the designs. My sketch was for the London Times to accompany their popular Mrs Mills column and I was provided the following collection references from Erdem on which to base my Illustration.
It was when I noticed that the fabric was in fact made up of three dimensional layers that I decided to take a closer look on Vogue.co.uk and utilise their spectacular super zoom application - possibly the best creation on any fashion report website. It was at this point that my heart was stolen, I decided I would gladly wear only Erdem for the rest of my life (given the opportunity) and I realised that not only did the illustration budget not cover such detail, but I would probably have to revisit an Erdem sketch with time at a later date.
Take a look at these close ups and hold on to your chest. When I grow up I want to be Erdem Moralioglu...
Make sure you take a look at the latest Pre Spring collection here it is equally as stunning, you will never wish to wear a sweatshirt ever again.
This is my final sketch as it appeared in the London Sunday Times.