Canadian Roots – Erdem

I am Canadian eh! I appreciate finding out about the Canadian roots that make up talented fashion designers who now show worldwide, some of which I commend and love and some well, not so much.

Erdem Moralioglu, better known as Erdem is a designer that had editors and fashion fans beaming during London Fashion Week – depending on who you ask, they may say even since 2005 when he debuted. Seriously, this turkish/british Montreal-born Canadian is a designer that should be complimented praised.

His latest SS13 catwalk was referred to as ‘old lady, Amish’. They must mean Breaking Amish. There is nothing farmer or uncool about tailoring to perfection and always designing with intrusive embroidery and patterned patchwork. Erdem is proud to design all of his prints himself – acid trip? This originality gives the brand a distinct label that is filled with “colour, optimism and oddities”, but if you ask me the brand is more simple than that. It’s wearable, distinctive and fucking awesome.


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Just sharing the Canadian love my friends. Aren’t these fabrics outrageous? Awesome. Who are your favourite Canadian designers?

[images c/o various websites]

x Courtney

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5 comments
  1. Joan said:

    Sorry Courtney you’re absolutely wrong here. The first photo is definitely old lady Amish. Second photo the prints take over the dresses and you miss the style….and that shapeless sweater…………uggghhh!! The third photo, the first model looks to be wearing a sack by the way the shoulders hang. The rest of the dresses….boring, drab….. winter is long enough without having to be depressed more with having to wear fabrics like these!! Sorry you wrong this time!!

    • Haha, perhaps I watch Breaking Amish all too often? Lol, seriously though, appreciate and love the feedback! But I have to offer my rebuttal.
      It isn’t about being old lady or Amish as it is about exquisite print and fabric use and structured beautiful tailoring. The second photo, the prints don’t take over the style, perhaps you see less structure but they simply add dynamics and make the dresses interesting. Without the prints those shapes would probably look boring.
      The boat neckline makes the last sweater appear to hang but the layering and fringe is amazing! I’ll send you one in the mail. πŸ™‚

      • PS! These Amish folk are damn sexy in leather. LOL πŸ˜‰

  2. heidihuxley said:

    Oh gosh it’s always nice when people share their fav designers!! I love the flattering shapes on the models! comes to show u don’t need things to be hoochy or too tight to look good πŸ™‚ the patterns & fabrics are just so luxurious!! especially the grey – pinkish toned range in the last picture πŸ™‚

    • So agree! Thanks darling. I am in LOVE with the patterns and fabrics, attention to detail is amazing and I LOVE that he is Canadian πŸ˜‰

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