Erdem in San Francisco

Erdem in San Francisco, San Francisco Opera Guild
Komal Shah, Huifen Chan, Claire Fluhr, Vanessa Getty and Barbara Brown in Erdem

Erdem and Saks Fifth Avenue staged a runway fashion show at the new San Francisco Cruise Terminal on Pier 27 on March 25, 2015. The show featured 41 looks from the Erdem fall/winter 2015 collection, and marked Erdem Moralioğlu‘s first formal event in San Francisco. The event served as a fundraiser for San Francisco Opera Guild and attracted some 350 well-heeled donors.

Erdem in San Francisco, the scene:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

Erdem Moralioğlu trained at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London where he launched his eponymous brand following his graduation. Known for his use of experimental textiles, vibrant prints, and detailed craftsmanship, Erdem’s world consists of the delicate mixed with the bold. Erdem has received numerous accolades over the years, including the 2008 British Fashion Council’s Fashion Forward Award; the 2010 inaugural Vogue/British Fashion Council Designer Fashion Fund Award; the 2012 British Fashion Council’s New Establishment Award; the 2013 British Fashion Council’s Red Carpet Award; and the 2014 British Fashion Council’s Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. Born in Montreal, Canada in 1977, Erdem is of British-Turkish descent and was raised between Montreal and Birmingham, England.