CONCEİVED, produced and shot under lockdown conditions, this collection drew on Georgian-era and Sixties-inspired dressing, Turkish designer Erdem Moralıoğlu introdced his 2021 Resot collection.
Erdem Moralıoğlu who reopened his Mayfair shop last week and returned to his London studio, working at a safe distance from colleagues said both eras were marked with progress, enlightenment and experimentation.
The designer created the collection at home with help from Zoom, and had the images shot in Epping Forest, on the edges of London. It was clear he was thinking about liberty, optimism, gulps of fresh air and celebrating nature. In an interview, Moralıoğlu said lockdown gave people a stark choice: “You could either freeze and stop, or think about the future — and design a new collection.”
The collection is lavish, dreamy — and full of contrasts. Structure came in the form of pouf sleeves on floral dresses or a white top with a high collar. Dandy-ish black bowties jazzed up stiff grosgrain belts and skinny trouser suits, one done in red corduroy, reminiscent of all those eligible, uniformed officers in novels by Jane Austen.