Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pretty Patina

These Erdem dresses look like they are the result of a happy pollution accident in Candyland. I think the pattern is based on a blurred flower print, but the colors and diffuse watercolor effect look like an oil spill gone beautiful. Wouldn't it be wonderful if as certain garments aged they naturally developed a pretty patina and wound up looking like these?

Erdem also showed tiered lace gowns that radiated soft prettiness. The orange ribbon woven through the blue dress is a brilliant touch of clash. It keeps the dress fresh and modern while retaining its elegance. The Carrie-flower on steroids makes the model on the right look as if she time warpped from a Jane Austen novel via Patricia Field's wardrobe department, yet it works.

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