[SS2010 photos via Erdem]
[Fall RTW photos via Style.com]
I LOVE me a good, busy print, so I am extra enamored of Erdem Moralioglu and his genius fabrics and patterns at his eponymous label, Erdem. For spring 2010 RTW, sweet, vaguely gothy dresses with 3-D minimal techno flowers and muted abstract washes, kinda Dries Van Noten, but way more British and romantic. And for fall RTW, swooping amber sparrows against heavily pleated and tucked grey silk, kinda like those trendy sparrow tattoos circa 1998 but you know what? totally makes it acceptable again.
But the best part of his collection were the watercolor lumberjack boots. God I hope these go into production because they are bananas. After Rachel Comey printed pants and Vena Cava fur and Proenza miniskirts and kneehighs, these boots are top 10 fashion moment of the year for me.