Designer Dispatch: Erdem Teams with Saks to Benefit San Francisco Opera

This year marks London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu’s 10th year in fashion. He celebrated by giving back. Alongside Saks San Francisco, Moralioglu staged his fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, a critical favorite this past season, at the new Pier 27 cruise terminal on the Bay. A well-known lover of all things art, the event was to benefit the San Francisco Opera.

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Erdem Moralioglu Backstage at Pier 27 in San Francisco Before Show Time

Here, Erdem Moralioglu delves into what made his spring 2015 collection such a resounding success and gets to the bone of what his label is all about with a preview of what’s to come this fall. Read More..

This year marks London-based designer Erdem Moralioglu’s 10th year in fashion. He celebrated by giving back. Alongside Saks San Francisco, Moralioglu staged his fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection, a critical favorite this past season, at the new Pier 27 cruise terminal on the Bay. A well-known lover of all things art, the event was to benefit the San Francisco Opera.

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Erdem Moralioglu Backstage at Pier 27 in San Francisco Before Show Time

Here, Erdem Moralioglu delves into what made his spring 2015 collection such a resounding success and gets to the bone of what his label is all about with a preview of what’s to come this fall.

Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem presented by SF Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue

Here Kitty, Kitty

SaksPOV: Your spring 2015 collection was inspired by Victorian botanist Marianne North. Had you always known about her work as – as she calls herself – ‘an intrepid artist’ – or did you find her work while researching your collection?

ERDEM MORALIOGLU: I look at everything around me for inspiration; art, music, books, films, my sister, my friends, anything. You never know where you’ll find something you like. I discovered Marianne North’s work at Kew Gardens in London.

Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem presented by SF Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue

The Erdem Show Opened with Experiments in Brocade

In what ways did you integrate Marianne North’s view of natural flora into your work?

ERDEM: The spring 2015 collection was about the drama and wilderness of nature. I imagined Marianne North getting lost and becoming progressively wilder as she ventured deeper into the jungle.

Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem presented by SF Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue

A Follow-Up on His Successful spring 2015 Collection – A Verdant Femininity

Many consider spring 2015 to be your biggest stand-out collection to date. What did you learn about yourself during the creative process of this line-up?

ERDEM: There is definitely a kind of pressure related to creating something new each season, but it’s also a continuous process with each collection leading to the next. I think of it being like a book, each chapter couldn’t be written without the preceding one and without the current there could not be the next.

Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem presented by SF Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue

A Pink and Green Number That’s Hard Not to Fall in Love With

Your clothes are beautiful – hauntingly beautiful in fact. There is always a touch of the ‘lugubrious’ to your work. Where does that come from?

ERDEM: I think I have very distinct handwriting; my work has always been about femininity, even if the aesthetic is sometimes dark.

Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem presented by SF Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue

San Francisco Bay Was a Perfect Backdrop for This Romantic Outing from Erdem

You’re Canadian-born, British and Turkish. It’s quite a meld. In what ways does this mixed ancestry reveal itself in your clothes?

ERDEM: I grew up in the suburbs of Montreal with parents from two different places: England and Turkey. My work has always been about contrast and perhaps in an unconscious way this contrast of cultures and the fact that I felt always somewhat uprooted has everything to do with the way I design.

Fashion Forward: An Evening with Erdem presented by SF Opera Guild and Saks Fifth Avenue

Erdem Moralioglu and Robert Arnold-Kraft, General Manager of Saks San Francisco

Cast a beautiful spell in Erdem.


The Grand Opening of Saks San Juan with Diane von Furstenberg

After months of great anticipation, Saks San Juan has finally opened its doors. The Mall of San Juan was bustling with high-energy from locals and foreigners alike. But few were quite as excited as Saks President Marigay McKee and her guest of honor, the inimitable Diane von Furstenberg. Here’s a glance at some of the day’s top moments.

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Saks President Marigay McKee, Diane von Furstenberg and Susset Reyes, Saks San Juan General Manager (L) Prepare to Open Saks San Juan for the General Public
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After months of great anticipation, Saks San Juan has finally opened its doors. The Mall of San Juan was bustling with high-energy from locals and foreigners alike. But few were quite as excited as Saks President Marigay McKee and her guest of honor, the inimitable Diane von Furstenberg. Here’s a glance at some of the day’s top moments.

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Saks President Marigay McKee, Diane von Furstenberg and Susset Reyes, Saks San Juan General Manager (L) Prepare to Open Saks San Juan for the General Public

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The Saks San Juan Store in All Her Glory

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Reverie in Excelsis at the Saks San Juan Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Fashion Powerhouses Marigay McKee and Diane von Furstenberg Salute Saks San Juan

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Get in the mood for color and prints with the best from Diane von Furstenberg.


Saks is Coming to Downtown NYC at Brookfield Place

Here's Your Peek of the Now Open Downtown Center.

New York City is in celebratory mode. Sure, the city has everything – food, culture, luxury stores, fancy gyms, art and commerce in spades – but the one thing it did lack, operative word being “did”, is a hub to unite all those wonderful things. Most suburbanites know that hub as a “shopping mall”. Well, New York finally has one – Brookfield Place – and it’s out-of-this-world beautiful.

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Coming Soon: Saks Downtown at Brookfield Place

With its palm tree-laden tropical entrance, its myriad dining options and the creme de la creme of the luxury shopping world opening their doors in the upcoming months (Tory Burch has already opened up shop), Downtown Manhattan is going to become the epicenter of New York City once again. Read More..

New York City is in celebratory mode. Sure, the city has everything – food, culture, luxury stores, fancy gyms, art and commerce in spades – but the one thing it did lack, operative word being “did”, is a hub to unite all those wonderful things. Most suburbanites know that hub as a “shopping mall”. Well, New York finally has one – Brookfield Place – and it’s out-of-this-world beautiful.

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Coming Soon: Saks Downtown at Brookfield Place

With its palm tree-laden tropical entrance, its myriad dining options and the creme de la creme of the luxury shopping world opening their doors in the upcoming months (Tory Burch has already opened up shop), Downtown Manhattan is going to become the epicenter of New York City once again.

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Coco Rocha Stands Guard While Saks Downtown Preps for The Grand Entrance

But the greatest addition to Brookfield Place won’t welcome its impending flood of customers until next year, because that’s when Saks Downtown will have its grand opening! We couldn’t be happier about bringing some of that luxe Fifth Avenue flavor to the new “cool” part of town.

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Do a Happy Dance Because Brookfield Place is Now Open!

Keep your peepers peeled for our Grand Entrance and enjoy everything Brookfield Place has to offer in the meantime!