London designer Erdem Moralioglu has garnered a long list of fans with his delicate, ice cream-coloured floral dresses, but this season he decided to put a darker twist on his romantic style. The show began with all-black dress and coat ensembles, with a rich mix of textures to keep things interesting: Feather trims, boucle, exposed zips and shimmering sequins on sheer blouses. There were deep burgundy and black lace dresses with a contrasting pale blue collar, followed by Erdem's signature florals in knee-length dresses. The frocks introduced pinks, purples and neon yellows to the collection's palette, though the color was largely subdued by the sheer black layers over them. The final pieces of the collection returned to just black, playing on sheer layers of lace, velvet and polka dots — sometimes all together.
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