Mr Erdem Moralioglu

Fast Facts

  • Watch: Junghans Max Bill
  • Brand: Yves Saint Laurent
  • Suit: Mr. Start
  • Jacket: A.P.C. Harris Tweed coat
  • Shirt: Charvet
  • Trousers: J.Crew chino
  • Jeans: A.P.C. slim-fit
  • Shoes: Lanvin Oxblood

Biography

Erdem attended the Royal College of Art where he received his master's degree in womenswear in 2003. Following graduation, he launched his label in 2005. Celebrated for his unique use of print, craftsmanship and seasonal feminine collections, Erdem has quickly won a strong following of ambassadors and is now sold at the most prestigious stores around the world, including: Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Colette, Dover Street Market, Jeffrey and online at NET-A-PORTER. Erdem's accolades include the 2010 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Award. erdem.co.uk facebook.com/erdemrtw

Mr Moralioglu's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

“I have two favourite restaurants. St. John Bar and Restaurant on St John’s Street, where I love the lamb tongues with turnip and anchovy. Bistrotheque is always a favourite. I love the roast chicken there – it’s my comfort food.”

BEST BAR

Bobby's Bar below Bob Bob Ricard (also a great restaurant). My favourite drink is the Natalia Vodianova Clear Bloody Mary. Delicious.”

VACATION CHOICE

“At Christmas I’ve been going to Tulum, Mexico for a few years. I also love Formentera, Spain. But one of my best holidays has been to Japan; it was great to get lost in the back streets of Tokyo.”

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TOP CITY

“Paris! I'm there every six months and never get bored of it. I love Le Marais, the winding Seine, the Rive Gauche, the late-night bookstores – I love it all.”

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FAVOURITE HOTEL

Il San Pietro di Positano built into the cliffs of Positano. There's a secret lift on the side of the mountain that goes down to the beach. It’s very 1960s, with the most wonderful views and amazing food.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“I usually run to work or ride my bike, so I carry a rucksack. At the moment I have a bright red North Face one where I can fit everything I need.”

FAVOURED BRAND

“My favourite designer to wear is probably Dries Van Noten. My favourite designer ever is Yves Saint Laurent .”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My glasses – without them I would be physically unable to get from A to B. I have a huge collection including pairs from Cutler and Gross , Linda Farrow and Oliver Peoples .”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“Well, I always thought my mother was. Second to her would be Charlotte Rampling.”

STYLE ICON

“David Hockney, he has a very specific and idiocentric sense of style that is totally effortless. Plus, like him, I like a little bit of colour.”

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STYLE TIP

“Make mistakes. Wear things that aren't totally perfect or matchy and if you wear black, try wearing yellow for a week.”

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TAILOR

“I'm lucky; there are lots of sewing machines in my studio.”

BEST SHIRT BRAND

Charvet do a very beautiful classic men’s shirt, I would say they are the best. I also love the shirts at Mr. Start”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“Almost all my suits are from Mr. Start. They make wonderful suits that fit me perfectly; I particularly am a fan of their 3-piece suits. I also love Patrick Grant; I have a great flannel suit that I had made through him at Norton & Sons.”

CUT OF TROUSERS

“I am partial to a J.Crew chino; I particularly like the red and pink ones.”

JEANS BRAND

A.P.C. jeans, I wear the Petit New Standard Slim-Fit style which fits perfectly.”

UNDERWEAR CHOICE

“I wear Sunspel underwear. I always go for a white cotton boxer brief, the basic gingham or check boxer shorts.”

PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“I have a wonderful A.P.C. coat made out of Harris Tweed that I always wear in winter.”

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SHOE MAKER

“My favourite shoe is a pair I recently bought to attend my friend’s wedding. They are Oxblood patent leather Lanvin shoes. Everyone needs a good pair of dancing shoes.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Kiehl's moisturiser with SPF 15, it does everything you need it to do.”

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DREAM CAR

“A 1970s Mercedes-Benz Pagoda in a dark mustard.”

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WATCH BRAND

“I wear a Junghans Max Bill design mechanical watch. It was given to me for my 30th birthday and is a prized possession.”

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BEST BOOK

Goodbye Picasso by David Douglas.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Björk's album Post. It came out the year I graduated from high school. It was a revelation to me then and I still treasure it just as much now.”