Welcome to Runway Matters, where we're delivering notes straight from the runway so you can quickly digest the most important trends and noteworthy moments from the F/W 18 shows.
It's pretty rare for me to say that if I could, I'd wear every single look sent down the runway of a particular collection, but that was definitely the case after I saw Erdem's F/W 18 show, which just presented at London Fashion Week. From the long, floral brocade coat and swiss-dot tights that opened the show to the gorgeous cape and matchingmidi skirt that closed it, there wasn't one piece I wasn't dying to wear. Oftentimes, runway collections are more about art than wearability, but Erdem founder and designer Erdem Moralioğlu knows how women want to dress and that sophistication will always be in style.
While my thoughts about the breathtaking collection are vast, I narrowed them down to four takeaways. See below.
1. The Absolute Best Strapless Dress I've Ever Encountered
I'm not a huge fan of strapless dresses, but the neckline, body-skimming silhouette, and moody floral print make for a dress I wouldn't think twice about wearing if given the chance.
2. Sequins Can Be Sophisticated
Sequins were all over the spring 2018 runways as well, but I don't recall another collection in which they were quite this classic and wearable. Given that Vaudeville star Adele Astaire inspired the collection, Erdem's take on the sparkly trend was present with many of the looks.
3. Swiss Dots Will Be Everywhere This Fall
Could swiss dots be the new fishnets? According to Erdem, the answer is a resounding yes, and I'm perfectly fine with that. I'm very much drawn to the sweet feel that the subtle detail lends to sheer pieces.
4. This Is the New Way to Wear a Dress
The combination of the dress and effortlessly belted cardigan is an easy-to-re-create look that's flattering, beautiful, and versatile. I'll be on the lookout for fashion girls to wear it on repeat this fall (including myself).