14 posts tagged "Erdem Moralioglu"
Today in London, it was announced that shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood won the 2013 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award, beating out nominees Mary Katrantzou, Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Pilotto, and Emilia Wickstead. Kirkwood walks away with a £200,000 prize and mentorship from industry insiders. This marks the start to a big year for Kirkwood, who launched his first men’s range during the London menswear shows earlier this month. Considering previous winners have included Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, and Erdem Moralioglu, Kirkwood’s got some big shoes to fill, but we have a feeling he’s up for it.
London is not short on young designer initiatives, and as fashion week approaches, the city begins to highlight its top up-and-comers. Today, the London-based Centre for Fashion Enterprise’s New Fashion Ventures program has awarded three ambitious new labels with sponsorship: Teatum Jones (launched by designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones in 2010), Fyodor Golan (designed by Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman and also launched in 2010) and Marques’ Almeida, which, designed by Central Saint Martins alums Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, was launched in 2011 (an image from their Spring ’13 collection is pictured left). Having shown under Fashion East for their first two seasons, Marques’ Almedia—best known for its frayed, grunge-inspired denim looks—has also earned coveted NEWGEN sponsorship for the past two seasons. Founded in 2003, the Center for Fashion Enterprise has helped jumpstart the careers of designers like Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, and Erdem Moralioglu—that’s to say, the brands they champion have a pretty good track record. This season, the program will provide its chosen talents with business and PR support, as well as a studio space for the next two. Thus far, the scheme has helped over 200 emerging talents and awarded about $7.8 million in funding. Keep an eye out for CFE’s Fall ’13 picks, which will show at London Fashion Week this February.
To kick off New York fashion week, Lifestyle Mirror and TheCorner.com debuted their new three-part series of editorials and videos, Designers and Their Muses, today. Before they roll out the full series, featuring designers Phillip Lim, Erdem Moralioglu, and Giles Deacon and their respective muses (Lissy Trullie, Sara Moralioglu, and Jessica Gough), Style.com has an exclusive glimpse at what’s ahead. Here, see each designer talk about these ladies who continue to inspire the look and feel of their brands. Insight into what’s in store from these three leading designers in the days to come? Don’t rule it out.
The upcoming Summer Olympics have inspired plenty of designers to think sporty. But even those without court and pool on the mind are celebrating the event in their own ways. The Games are on English soil this year, so U.K. retailer Matches is indulging in a little well-deserved patriotic peacocking. The store commissioned a handful of London’s young guns—Jonathan Saunders, Erdem Moralioglu, Mary Katrantzou, Richard Nicoll, Holly Fulton, Roksanda Ilincic, J.W. Anderson, and the label Herself—to design limited-edition T-shirts whose proceeds will benefit the Disposessed Fund, which fights poverty in London. “London is the center of attention at the moment with the Jubilee and Olympics right around the corner,” said Saunders (above, with a model in his design). “Not to mention the fact it has become the epicenter of such innovative design. I’m just happy to be a part of it in my own way.” His own way being one that won’t look at all out of place once the Games have bestowed their final medal and gone on their merry way. The shirts retail for £60 each (about $94) and are available today at Matches stores and www.matchesfashion.com for those outside the country.
Traditional folk costume is experiencing a modern revival. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli wove an enchanting tale on the Valentino Fall runway, showing floral embroidered dresses and tapestry coats that evoked the peasantry (granted, there was nothing common about these clothes). Then Erdem Moralioglu went Amish on us with a crafty new Resort collection full of hexagonal patchwork quilting motifs. Earlier this week, Marc Jacobs got into the mix with stiff A-line frocks overlaid with lace that were fit for a matryoshka doll. Speaking of, you can often spot real-life Russian doll Ulyana Sergeenko preening for the street-style photographers in her own old-world-inspired designs.
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