For Resort 2013, Erdem Moralioglu kept the focus on his house's signature prints and ladylike silhouettes, offering up '60s-inspired shift dresses, full-cut skirts, and prim blouses in a blue-toned palette of floral and lace. For texture — and a bit of the transitional feeling so essential to the season — there were slim cable-knit sweaters and frayed-edge tweeds, plus one very welcome new addition: swimwear.
Linda Evangelista has made a series of appearances that prove the supermodel's ageless grace and set a smart example of what to wear in formal situations. While the circumstances are extremely sensitive — Evangelista has been in court negotiating child support terms with ex-love Francois-Henri Pinault — she has put her strongest foot forward with polished looks that are appropriate for situations when professionalism is a must. All of the outfits she chose are ladylike and totally appropriate for the office. First she tucked a floral blouse into a black pleated skirt, then she opted for a white lace top with a white pencil skirt, and finally she sported a lovely Erdem floral frock, which is available to buy. Step inside to get a closer look at Linda's ladylike ensembles and to shop them for work.
Celebrities across the globe have been embracing florals, and while one might think the feminine print is reserved for flirty frocks and skirts, these 15 celebs prove the blooming trend works with casual and edgy pieces for day and night. It's no secret Spring is associated with vibrant colors, shorter hems, and eye-catching prints, which is why Hollywood's hottest are flourishing in florals. Whether you take your cue from Lana Del Rey in a pastel sweater and floral skinny jeans, rock Spring-worthy shorts with a sweet-cum-sexy blouse like Shenae Grimes, or go bold in blooming trousers and a textured topper like Olivia Palermo, this trend can easily work with items already in your closet. Step inside and see how these fashionistas styled their floral bottoms, then shop our widgets to snag the perfect pair for you.
Erdem has had a huge year — multiple celebrities have been spotted in the signature florals and feminine dresses, including Kate Middleton — and the line embodies the ladylike aesthetic that's dominated fashion of late. For Fall 2012, the collection continues with floral prints, but this time they feel a bit more graphic, and there are some more structured silhouettes that give the collection a slightly '60s vibe. More pictures to come, along with a full review, but for now, check out the florals and lace Erdem will be giving us for Fall.
>> This season, Erdem Moralioglu sends his pretty-pretty aesthetic to the dark side. But don't worry, all the Erdem signatures — delicate lace, demure hemlines, dreamy florals — are still in place. It's just that for Fall 2012, they've been mixed with a little edge: latex-coated tweeds, Pollock-style splatter prints, and angular leather. "I wanted it to feel very strong," Moralioglu explains. "This season is very much about the woman, whereas last season it was much more about the girl."
British line Erdem is having a major moment among celebrities, and we're a bit obsessed with the line ourselves. Erdem's Spring '12 collection, specifically ultra-femme lace dresses and floral prints, have popped up on some of our chicest celebs. Kate Bosworth slipped into a sunny lace frock and Diane Kruger selected a sexier leg-baring lace gown, while Michelle Williams and Jessica Alba sported the Spring florals on their pieces of choice. Each makes a convincing case for embracing Erdem's modern take on ladylike silhouettes. We've scouted out a few of our favorite Erdem finds — shop the key pieces to channel the same trendsetting style. Of course, be sure to check back in with us during London Fashion Week to see how Erdem's outfitting Fall 2012.
Diane Kruger always chooses the most exquisite red-carpet gowns, like her latest Erdem lace number. While this look is fitting for a fancy dinner in Paris, like the one Diane attended, you would need a super-fancy occasion to pull it off. Since most of us aren't invited to chichi soirees overseas, why not get inspired by Diane's sheer overlay detail and rock it in your everyday life? Whether it's a skirt or a dress, here are a handful of picks that will create a subtly sexy peekaboo effect with your limbs. Sport your sheer with heels for a nighttime look, or for something a bit more casual, throw on boots or flats with a chunky sweater up top.
As only Diane Kruger can, the gorgeous actress lit up the Sidaction Gala with her arrival in a lacy Erdem gown. It may be a design only the lovely Diane could pull off so flawlessly. With a covered bodice, revealing lacy hemline, and sheer lace sleeves and neckline, it may also be the perfect gown for a night in Paris. The intricate fabric paired with an asymmetric underlay and Kruger's elegant, understated accessories have an overwhelmingly romantic but still utterly modern feel. Like we said, it may just be a look only Diane could deliver so effortlessly. Click through to see every detail — then be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments.
On her way to Live With Kelly in NYC, Jessica Alba donned a vibrant ensemble that has us yearning for Spring. Her solid separates — orange Acne sweater, kelly-green coat, and two-tone Barbara Bui sandals — balanced her floral Erdem trousers perfectly. Each piece is eye-catching on its own, but we are absolutely smitten with her 34.5-carat emerald Jack Vartanian ring. Shop it all here.
>> The best of the new arrivals, all in one place. With the flood of Resort 2012 pieces taking over stores, a few Spring 2012 items trickling in, and all the Holiday 2011 items still lingering about, the shopping options this time of year seem nearly endless. So, which of the just-in pieces are topping our list this week? Think ponyhair pumps from Alexander McQueen, a hyper-floral shift from Erdem, and drool-worthy handbags from 3.1 Phillip Lim — just to name a few. Shop all those, plus more, here in the slideshow.