Livia Firth has tapped designer Erdem Moralioglu to create 12 special pieces for her Green Carpet Challenge project. The dresses were created out of made from lace from Erdem's own archives; silks produced by organically farmed worms, or fabrics made from recycled fibers or plastic bottles – making them 'green-friendly'.
The collection will go on display at the Wallace Collection during London Fashion Week today.
“From the very beginning I found the Wallace Collection itself so inspiring: It has the largest collection of Marie Antoinette’s furniture outside of France and I love the idea of there was so much chinoiserie and all of these amazing damasks,” Erdem said.
“Knowing where the collection was going to be shown, I was really inspired by that idea and by creating something that felt really beautiful and timeless.”
This isn't the first time that Firth and Erdem have collaborated, as the designer was a part of the original Green Carpet Challenge in 2013. He follows Stella McCartney who created a special capsule collection for Firth and the Green Carpet Challenge last year.
“You don’t buy an Erdem dress and then throw it away or don’t wear it anymore, you buy an Erdem dress and you have it for life. And also whether you’re 18 years old or 70 years old you love Erdem,” Livia Firth said. “His clothes are so versatile, in a way he is already sustainable fashion: It is what fashion should be, and what it used to be — and hopefully it will become again.”
The Erdem x Livia Firth Green Carpet Challenge capsule collection will be sold at Barneys New York, Net-a-Porter, Erdem’s new London boutique and his eCommerce website.