Erdem Spring Summer 2024 Fashion Show

Erdem Spring Summer 2024 Fashion Show

Erdem Spring Summer 2024 collection fashion show at London Fashion Week SS24 (September 17, 2023).


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Erdem Moralioglu's latest SS24 collection emerges as a remarkable tour-de-force, a testament to his unparalleled ability to encapsulate the essence of a very English romance. This meticulous love letter is dedicated to the late Deborah 'Debo' Cavendish, the iconic Mitford girl who captured hearts as she embarked on the monumental task of preserving the illustrious Chatsworth House after her marriage to the Duke of Devonshire.

Debo's influence on fashion, with her practical country attire, affinity for rare breed chickens, '50s ballgowns, and fondness for bug-inspired jewelry, has left an indelible mark on countless designers, stylists, and photographers. However, Erdem had something unique at his disposal—access.

In a mesmerizing twist, some of Debo's 1940s floral curtains were transformed into the fabric of his evening dresses. This transformation extended to the stunning fusion of a Barbour waxed jacket and an opulent opera coat that graced the runway at the British Museum. Erdem revealed, "I was lucky enough to work with the textile and jewelry archivists at Chatsworth, and with Helen Marchant, her former private secretary." This collaboration resulted in a collection where sumptuously aged fabrics, appearing as if gently weathered over centuries, intertwined seamlessly with an array of full-skirted, vibrant printed dresses, jewel-encrusted lingerie gowns, kilt-suits, unraveling tweeds, and rock 'n' roll crystal-studded leather jackets paying homage to Elvis.

This collection represents the quintessential Erdem. Throughout his career, he has drawn inspiration from strong and unconventional women, and Debo, the epitome of both aristocracy and practicality, provided the perfect muse. Erdem emphasized, "She was a strict proponent of make-do and mend," underlining her role in rescuing Chatsworth House from the clutches of death duties, which led to the sale of the 15th-century Devonshire Hunting Tapestries to the nation (now displayed at the V&A). An enlarged image of this medieval scenery adorned a blue and white printed dirndl in the collection.

Debo's eccentric taste in bug-inspired jewelry, a fascination she passed on to her granddaughter Stella Tennant, manifested itself in dragonfly brooches and a tiara reminiscent of insect antennae. Erdem's shoes also hinted at a hint of Mitfordian wit, with floppy fabric bows reminiscent of rare chicken breeds—a testament to another of Debo's beloved hobbies.

Yet, beneath the whimsy and charm, this collection exuded a profound sense of elegance and a powerful narrative of passing down, altering, and reusing across generations. As the show reached its conclusion, the fusion of flowery antique cotton drapes with tulle ball-skirts paid homage to yet another family connection—black lace embroidery meticulously handcrafted by Stella Tennant's daughter, Cecily Lasnet, Debo's great-granddaughter.

Erdem's Spring Summer 2024 collection serves as a poignant testament to the enduring allure of timeless style, rich heritage, and the unbreakable bonds that link generations.


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