The Erdem Spring/Summer Collection Offers Turn of the Century Style

By: Malika Renee Butss - Sep 23, 2015
References: vogue & ft
The Erdem Spring/Summer '16 collection is haunted by prairie madness. This Spring line is riddled with posh pioneer fashion and subtle Victorian influences.

This collection tells a story of all the single and widowed women that took advantage of the Homestead Act established in 1862. The Canadian designer imagined that these women migrated to Western world in romantic frocks which vary in length. The Erdem Spring/Summer '16 collection delicately portrays the 19th century prairie girl through 36 dresses which offer lace crochet, embroidery, Victorian motifs or charming ruffles.

Through subtle accessorizing, the Erdem Spring/Summer '16 collection also sheds light on the agoraphobia epidemic that took over this era. While the knotted black velvet ribbons are a chic touch, they also seem to hint at the many suicides that occurred during this time.