London-born fashion label ERDEM is expanding its ready-to-wear offerings with the launch of its first-ever menswear collection.
The inaugural menswear collection is inspired by the wardrobe of film director Derek Jarman and the paintings of English artist Patrick Procktor. The brand’s founder and creative director Erdem Moralioglu exhibits a sophisticated offering that explores the fusion of emotion and passion.
“I have always been interested in the conversation and exchange between male and female expression. As our womenswear collections have expanded, I’ve loved how male members of my team wear pieces in different ways,” explains ERDEM founder and creative director, Erdem Moralioglu. The boundaries between womenswear and menswear are ever more fluid and exciting. I have imagined my mercurial protagonist having a younger brother; he is wearing her clothes in his own way.”
Tailoring and knitwear take center stage in a range of both form-fitting and relaxed silhouettes that are elevated by rich colors and classic patterns. Striped mohair sweaters in warm shades of yellow and cardigans washed in aged-wine exude relaxed luxury. Other pieces throughout the collection include collarless button-down shirts, shirts with striped designs and velvety corduroy pants in olive and powder blue.
For a playful element, the new collection is complete with ERDEM’s emphasis on floral prints based on 18th-century etchings that appear across shirts, t-shirts, shorts, pants and bucket hats.
Check out the collection in the gallery above that is available now on ERDEM’s website.
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