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Erdem Resort 2012

5 Jun

I have fallen head over heels for Erdem’s resort collection, which is strange as I don’t normally like resort or cruise collections. They make sense in that we need something fresh to bridge two seasons but they always seem like a re-hash of current trends. This collection literally knocked me off my feet though. I usually like Erdem but there’s a slight disconnect between how sophisticated and stunningly beautiful his collections are and how I dress, so though I really love the collections, they seem a bit unreachable and unattainable. The resort collection though, it alluring enough to make me want to be that person who always looks classic and polished. The type of person who never has a run in their tights or chipped nails. 


Erdem’s fascination with ladylike dressing continues as does his signature floral prints, but they are joined by bold, fresh houndstooth and a more form-fitting cut. The closer cut combined with the restrained knee-length dresses make for some very striking dresses. There is a focus on the back, with keyhole cut outs, floral patterns and floaty cape-like accents making an alluring, arresting detail in the collection. One of the stand out pieces was the trench, something which I believe is making a return after a couple of seasons absence. 


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Sample sale alert: Sample Hunters, Christopher Kane and Erdem June 2011

27 May
Sample sale time! Here are the details of some up and coming sample sales early next month: 

Who: Erdem

When: 1-8pm 2nd June, 10am-7pm 3rd June
Where: The Future Gallery, 5 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JB



Who: Sample Hunters

When: 2nd June – 3rd June
Where: The Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, E1 6QR


Who: Christopher Kane
When: 5pm on 9th June – 9pm on 10th June 2011
Where: London Newcastle Depot, 1-3 Wenlock Road, N1 7SL


Fashion Forward winners

11 Jul
A couple of years ago, the BFC added a new sponsorship to the New Gen scheme, Fashion Forward. It aims to support the winners for two seasons and ease the transition from emerging talent to established designer. Previous winners – Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll and Sinja-Stanic – have gone on to become big names in womenswear, thanks to the substantial cash sponsorship and business mentoring. Let’s hope the same success will be achieved by this years winners:

Christopher Kane recieves Fashion Forward sponsorship for the first time, he has been showing for four seasons under New Gen sponsorship.

Erdem recieved the Fashion Forward sponsorship for the first time, and was awarded the BFC Fashion Enterprise Award sponsored by Swarovski.

Marios Schwab also recieves his Fashion Forward sponsorship for the first time, but this is the latest in a long list of accolades for the designer, who has also won Best New Designer at the British Fashion Awards (2006) and the Swiss Textile Award (2007)

Roksanda Ilincic recieved the award for the second season.