Erdem Launches First Menswear Collection

Erdem Launches First Menswear Collection

Erdem Launches First Menswear Collection

After 15 years of making a name for himself in fashion and womenswear, Erdem’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection will now include menswear.

After 15 years of making a name for himself in fashion and womenswear, Erdem’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection will now include menswear.

Text: Samantha Vogel

Erdem launched their first menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2022. For the past 15 years Erdem has made a name as a high-end fashion brand with his womenswear. 

Photo courtesy of Erdem.

“The idea of menswear has been in my mind for some time. As our womenswear collections have expanded, I’ve loved how male members of my team wear pieces in different ways,” Erdem said. “The boundaries between womenswear and menswear are evermore fluid and exciting.” 

The collection is inspired by British filmmaker, director,  stage designer, diarist, artist, author and gardener, Derek Jarman. The color palette and mood for the collection draw inspiration from 20th century, British painter Patrick Proktor

Photo courtesy of Erdem.

Some pieces are directly inspired by pictures of Jarman in his garden with floral prints and knit tops, hinting at an art-school youthfulness. Throughout the collection there is a sense of boyish ease. 

“I have imagined my mercurial protagonist having a younger brother; he is wearing her clothes in his own way,” Erdem said. 

Photo courtesy of Erdem.

The pieces are designed for dressing casually and cool to match the changing weather, with moments of playfulness to reinforce the character of the protagonist throughout. These pieces are considered to be archetypal —  a way of life through fashion rather than just a fashion for a way of life. 

You can find more at @erdem and on their website

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