Fashion in Motion: Erdem Moralioglu

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at the V&A featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. Erdem Moralioglu showcased his graceful feminine designs which fuse serious craftsmanship with romanticism and bold custom-designed prints.

Erdem Moralioglu was born and raised in Montreal, Canada by his Turkish father and English mother. He moved to London to attend the Royal College of Art where he received his master's degree in 2003. Upon graduation, Erdem moved to New York to work in the design studios of Diane von Furstenberg before relocating to London to launch his eponymous ready-to-wear label in 2005.

Since launching his label Erdem has received international acclaim and won a number of prestigious awards including the 2007 Swarovski British Fashion Council Fashion Enterprise Award and the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward award in 2008. He is also nominated by the British Fashion Council for Designer of the Year 2009 and was named one of the 1000 most influential people in London by the Evening Standard newspaper.

Erdem's designs regularly appear on red carpets the world over thanks to a host of high profile supporters including Kiera Knightly, Claudia Schiffer, Thandie Newton, and Chloe Sevigny. Erdem's shows have grown to become one of London Fashion Week's hottest tickets.

I am thrilled and honoured to be showing at the V&A. Since my student days it has been one of my favourite museums and I even showed my very first collection here.

Erdem Moralioglu

Catwalk highlights

Fashion in Motion: Erdem Moralioglu, 2009. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Behind the scenes

My V&A: Erdem Moralioglu

Join Erdem on a tour of his most treasured art works and spaces at the Museum, including grand frescos by Victorian artist Lord Frederic Leighton and the Raphael Gallery, where Erdem unveiled his first collection in 2005.

Explore previous Fashion in Motion catwalk events.

Background image: Fashion in Motion: Erdem Moralioglu, 2009. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London