Liberal splashes of neon and wide swaths of python snaked their way into Erdem Moralioglu's Spring 2013 collection, largely replacing the deep blues and somber purples this designer has used in his past few outings.
The resulting lineup of dresses might have been a bit loud if anyone else had designed them, but these were pretty verging on confectionery and unabashedly feminine — as Moralioglu's designs usually are. Plenty of lace helped ground the wild new elements in that feeling: A long-sleeved shirt made from a light blue version of the material was paired with a yellow box pleated skirt that revealed panels of snakeskin as the models came down the runway. Neon orange and pink embroidery showed up as accents on garments of all types, and the sheer shoulder of one yellow dress was dotted with baguette-shaped neon yellow plastic accents.
Speaking of sheers, Moralioglu may have mastered their use in a transparent shift dress embroidered with pink stones that covered up a baby blue bralette top and hot pants, or as a horizontal panel on a full-skirted cocktail dress that exposed the lining beneath.