“A sense of propriety, and its flip side.” A curious inspiration indeed, but that, along with John Currin’s subversive paintings, is what Erdem Moralioglu said he looked to for pre-fall. The designer took unexpected fabrics and melded them together in silhouettes that ran from prim to glamorous. The bodice of one square-neck, sleeveless dress came in shiny green eelskin, contrasting with its full floral silk skirt. Meanwhile, a proper white silk collar popped at the neck of a floor-length, long-sleeve dress in diaphanous navy blue organza, richly embroidered with deep blue-and-pink flowers and black crystal beading.

“A sense of propriety, and its flip side.” A curious inspiration indeed, but that, along with John Currin’s subversive paintings, is what Erdem Moralioglu said he looked to for pre-fall. The designer took unexpected fabrics and melded them together in silhouettes that ran from prim to glamorous. The bodice of one square-neck, sleeveless dress came in shiny green eelskin, contrasting with its full floral silk skirt. Meanwhile, a proper white silk collar popped at the neck of a floor-length, long-sleeve dress in diaphanous navy blue organza, richly embroidered with deep blue-and-pink flowers and black crystal beading.

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