Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Garden of Erdem

Although I was in awe of many of the collections shown this Spring, none of them encapsulated the season quite like Erdem.

Held in a garden square in central London, the photos from the show ooze Spring perfection.

Ballet was huge source of inspiration for the designer, Erdem Moralioglu, who spent the past summer surrounded by a collection of ballet costumes at the Victoria & Albert Museum.  One look at his airy, floral garments, and I found myself holding back a series of shameful attempts at pirouettes and arabesques.

 Amongst all the white, sheer, and lace, brilliant pops of geometric patterns and bright reds added a colorful edge to the subdued looks.  The ballet shoe-inspired footwear by Nicholas Kirkwood was the perfect finishing touch to the dainty looks, complete with lace and patterned ribbon winding up the model's pale legs.

I want nothing more than to snatch one of these delightful dresses out of my computer screen and pack a wicker-basket full of vegan sandwiches for a picnic on a gingham blanket in some lush meadow...

I'm getting a little carried away.

Please don't remind me it's January and I live in Toronto?

-Between Shoe and I

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  1. I love the compilation of photos above, with the all white then the blue. Thanks for sharing and drop by me too when you have time.


  2. Just found out about your blog, it's really cute :)

    Would you mind checking out and maybe following mine?

  3. I really like this collection , yor blog it's mazing !! I follow you :) Kisses from Spain :)

  4. I'm so glad that there's so much lace everywhere! I love love love lace! ^^

  5. Oh that's one of the most beautiful collections I have seen for this spring!

  6. Really lovely! I love the prints and the shoes!

  7. I love those spring looks. SO fab.


  8. These collections are beautiful. I love all the white and florals that are in for the season :)

  9. ohhh this is making me want spring more than I already do (which I didn't think was possible)

  10. I love these dresses!