Are synthetic shades and challenging fabric mixes signposts of modernity? Many London designers seem to think so, including Erdem Moralioglu, who let DayGlo-like colors and busy pattern seep into his ladylike fashion universe.

The designer spliced together unexpected textures and colors starting with the opening look: a dress and blouson jacket that married brown snakeskin to powder blue satin and lace. Gradually, the collection accrued more artificial-looking elements, from the 3-D flowers on guipure lace tops and A-line skirts embroidered in searing colors, to the vivid gemstones caught on tulle overskirts.

And further heightening the contrast with the natural world, the models paraded under a domed tent in the middle of Manchester Square Gardens.

Are synthetic shades and challenging fabric mixes signposts of modernity? Many London designers seem to think so, including Erdem Moralioglu, who let DayGlo-like colors and busy pattern seep into his ladylike fashion universe.


The designer spliced together unexpected textures and colors starting with the opening look: a dress and blouson jacket that married brown snakeskin to powder blue satin and lace. Gradually, the collection accrued more artificial-looking elements, from the 3-D flowers on guipure lace tops and A-line skirts embroidered in searing colors, to the vivid gemstones caught on tulle overskirts.

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