Erdem Moralioglu on Finding the Ultimate Inspiration in Queen Elizabeth
When I was growing up, my mother adored the royal family,” says Erdem Moralioglu, the London-based designer whose recent work, not coincidentally, has been inspired by Queen Elizabeth. For his spring collection of brocade and embellished dresses, Moralioglu turned to the queen’s midcentury wardrobe for ideas.
Erdem Spring 2018 (purple, left) and Queen Elizabeth II in 1957. Erdem gown (price on request), gloves ($695), and shoes ($910).
The Queen in 1952 (left), and look directly inspired by her. Erdem dress ($3,880); cardigan (price on request), and heels (price on request).
That wasn’t enough to satisfy his royal jones, though: Recently he obtained porcelain and monogrammed linens once owned by the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.
Moralioglu purchased this portrait of Wallis Simpson on the website Artcurial.com, and this Herend porcelain and monogrammed linens of hers.
As for the thought of Meghan Markle inspiring future designs, he replies politely: “I’m focused on the current queen at the moment.”
This story appears in the April 2018 issue of Town & Country.
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