Words by Kate Sinclair

For Pre-Spring 2021 Erdem’s eponymous brand takes inspiration from Susan Sontag’s first novel The Volcano Lover, focusing on the life of the controversial Lady Hamilton, the notorious mistress of Admiral Nelson. As suggested by the title, it is a tumultuous love story, characterised by passion and excess, as can be seen reflected in Erdem’s latest creations. Exclusively for UNPOLISHED, Ina Lekiewicz captures the latest collection, styled by Rachel Bakewell.

The collection is now available to buy at www.erdem.com

Left side: Dress, Ivory bow belt,

Right side: Dress, Earrings

Dress, Hat, Belt, Necklace


Left side: Dress, Necklace, Hat, Belt

Right side: Dress


Modelled by Aminat D Seriki / Wihlemina Models

Photography by Ina Lekiewicz

Styling by Rachel Bakewell

Styling Assistant Kate Sinclair

Photography Assistant Peter Butterworth

Retouching by Paul Drozdowski