Wednesday, 25 September 2013

LFW SS2014 Bora Aksu, an inspirational collection!

My favorite dress from the collection, an exquisite white lace dress from the Bora Aksu SS 14 collection in the BFC tent
The mix and variety of pattern, colour and texture in this grown up and sophisticated collection was a triumph
The press and buyers begin to take their seats for the much anticipated show.
interesting body paint on the back of this fashionista on the front row

Blogger taking a photos of herself before the show starts
Vince Cabel Liberal Democrat politician who has been the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills sits next to Caroline Rush of the British Fashion Council. 

An interesting back detail here, note where the zip finishes

I loved the large aqua marine and navy beads worn here with this figure flattering navy sheer cotton blue dress

The full collection displayed here for buyers and press to see post the show.

The show planning board here with the models and planned outfits

The models looked stunning in the collection - very  feminine and flirty, no question of androgyny here !as usual Bora's attention to experimental tailoring and pattern cutting was extraordinary and very flattering and frankly made the models look pretty amazing. I kept thinking Bora Aksu could be Turkey's Dolce and Gabbana. 

The last Bora Aksu collection I have been lucky enough to be invited to at London Fashion Week was AW 2011. Please see  below

Educated at Central St Martins in London Bora Aksu continues to stay ahead of the fashion game with his cleverly conceived demi couture pieces. This is Aksu's 10th London Fashion Week. He says that this collection has been incredibly personnal for him. Going back to his Turkish roots and exploring what it is about his native culture and traditional artistry that inspires him so much took him on an amazing voyage of discovery.  
Aksu's latest collection utilises Turkish fabrics and traditional techniques, with the colour palette of the collection being influenced by Turkish coastal resorts.
The patterns of the Iznik tiles that adorn the show have been recreated using traditional handwoven Turkish textiles incorporated into pencil skirts, dresses, cropped jackets and boleros. Sheer fabric layered over patterns and embellished with traditional knit patterns and lace details worked superbly creating a feminine and girly silhouette. There was nothing boyish about this collection - the Bora Aksu woman though a Tom Boy at heart is flirty and self assured, buttoned up but sexy.

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