The MATCHESFASHION.COM exclusive collection is all based on Erdem Moralıoğlu’s archive prints. He said it was lovely to revisit past collections
“I looked at AW09, SS09 and also found a print that was never used from a spring collection. I reprinted them on fabrics that I hadn’t used before, such as stretch cotton for the trousers and cotton poplin for the tops with sweet little white collars; the original garments were cut in silk satin or washed silk crepes.”
For Pre-AW13 Moralıoğlu was looking at 1960s Japanese films for inspiration, he found that had extraordinary saturated colours. So he developed fabrics, like embroidered plastic, bonding lace with satin and wool, and used oversized paillettes explaining that they had “something quite cartoonish about them”. Often, a pre-collection can be a litmus test and allow you to explore things that you might bring forwards and develop. Erdem says his AW13 collection is a reaction to SS13, which was quite bright and full of weird, toxic pastels, snakeskin and plastic lace. AW13 is about the colour black, which he has never really explored.
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