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Beautiful neckwear. scarves fringing erdem inspired by photographer TinaModotti *
“he always arrives at his collections through the biographies of particular people. This time, it was the multi-episodic life of Tina Modotti, whom he characterized as “a romantic and revolutionary, a woman of principle. Each outfit was like a postcard from a part of her life.” Stylistically, what fascinated him was studying Modotti’s phases. Born in Italy, she became a silent movie actress in Hollywood and a photographer and communist in Mexico (she traveled to Russia with the Mexican Communist Party), before meeting an early death in suspicious circumstances. “She found a cause that she believed was right, fought for it, and eventually suffered the biggest consequence,” he said.
The pictures of Modotti’s life inspired Erdem’s voluminous proportions, the exaggerated shape of yoke blouses, rose embroideries, and the fringed shawls he tailored to sit on the shoulders without slipping. “It was the waistless-ness, tiers, the combination of Victorian dress and traditional dress that interested me,” he said. As for the pops of color? Erdem had spent time at the Casa Luis Barragán in Mexico City. Photos of the interior were pinned on his inspiration board. “The amazing, saturated cardamom, yellows, and pinks,” he enthused.” voguerunway review by sarahmower_