“1920s shifts, ’30s bias-cut gowns, ’40s tailoring" inspired the new Erdem collection, which looked to Vivien Leigh, Lauren Bacall and Bette Davis to recreate a film set or theatre show on the runway. The parade of magnetic yet shadowy women wore long dresses made out of a patchwork of lace lozenges, fil coupé and/or velvet paired with boots, trouser suits with frayed hems and finely embroidered flared coats. Women taking their first steps into the glitzy world of film and theatre before becoming all-out divas resplendent in sequins and gold plumage, while still retaining the schoolgirl collars of their ‘obscure’ wannabe past.