>> For Pre-Fall 2012, Erdem Moralioglu infused his signature prim-and-proper silhouettes with an eye-popping mix of tangerine, citron, deep blue, and blood orange — just the thing for the girl who likes her sweater sets with a side of boldness. Prints and lace — two more Erdem classics — were used strategically and to great effect: fiery florals sprinkled the hem of a full-pleated skirt or the bodice of a slim-lined shift, and dainty lace added graphic intrigue in the form of applique on trenches and sweaters.
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We caught up with a bevy of British designers at the London Show Rooms closing cocktail event in LA last week. Standout shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood and Marios Schwab tell us their go-to style tips. Fenton Fallon designer Dana Lorenz and Erdem Moralioglu reveal the items every girl needs to have in her wardrobe. It's all in today's Fab Flash. On Allison: H&M jacket, necklace from CharmandChain.com
Delicate lace and feminine florals came together for a beautiful, ladylike show from Erdem for Spring 2012. We already know Erdem is high on Kate Middleton's radar after she wore Erdem several times on her North American tour this Summer, and for good reason. The brand manages to feel feminine and polished without an ounce of stuffiness.
- Trends: ladylike, florals, lace.
- Colors: shades of blue, yellow, and violet.
- Key Piece: a floral trench, the floral dress with lace detailing.
- Accessories: ankle-strap heels, delicate little car gloves.
- Who Would Wear It: Feminine, polished girls — Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger, Kate Middleton, and Sarah Jessica Parker would look great in this collection.
>> Kate Middleton's sartorial diplomacy is already winning accolades. Arriving Thursday in Ottawa, Kate kicked off her 11-day tour of Canada and the US in a lace dress by UK-based, Canadian-born designer Erdem. Middleton reportedly has quite a few more outfits planned for the trip — 30 looks in total — and if the first few are any indication, more nods to both her home country and host countries are in store. She did not bring a stylist or dresser with her, but appears to be moving away from wearing so many High Street designers. Click through to see all of Kate's travel outfits, with more to come as the trip continues.
>> There's been a lot of back and forth about the designer of Kate Moss's wedding dress, but John Galliano has dominated the rumors. Now, a source close to Moss confirmed that she will wear a Galliano dress when marrying Jamie Hince tomorrow. Her maid of honour Trish Simonon (wife of Clash bassist Paul Simonon), meanwhile, will wear Erdem. [Vogue UK]
>> Seven Erdem pieces — all featuring vibrant, Summery prints — are now available exclusively online at Net-a-Porter. Ranging in price from $670 to $1,630, the mini-collection includes a cross-back day dress, two silk crepe blouses, a pansy-print mini-skirt, zippered capri pants, and a floral biker jacket. "It has the energy of the Spring/Summer 2011 show, but is more focused on day dresses," Erdem explained to Vougue UK. "It's all about fresh, young pieces!" Click through to see the complete selection.