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Erdem Rules Out High Street Collection




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Rumors

Erdem MoraliogluErdem Moralioglu has ruled out launching a high street collection.

The designer gave a public talk with Colin McDowell at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London last night, as part of the Fashion Fringe Roadshow in which he said he will be working on his collections, rather than pieces for the high street.

"It's never been the right moment. If it works for some people, then that's wonderful - but it depends on where you're at. For me, it's really important to concentrate on your collection and your own work. Once you start looking at versions of your work, it can get a bit dangerous. One can do it really well and in an interesting way though," he said.

Erdem also played down his links to Dior, and was cagey about being touted as a possible successor for disgraced designer John Galliano: "Anything like that is a compliment. But you just have to concentrate on your job and what you're doing."

The designer also talked about how complimented he feels when celebrities wear his designs, and how long that association lasts. "I'm really lucky - and it's a real compliment - that women of all ages wear my clothes. Michelle Obama wore one skirt of mine about five years ago and I am still associated with that and that's wonderful. When I started at the RCA I never thought I'd be doing things like that."

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