Bora Aksu was my first show to kick off LFW..and boy did it kick it off well! Oh my...it was simply beautiful and ethereal in every sense. The Arts, especially ballet, were a big influence behind the designer's creative mind for this collection, having previously been busy working on costumes for 'Werther' the opera piece. The clothes were all so light and pretty and the models just seemed to float down the runway. To begin, they all congregated together at the back of the catwalk, some sat on white chairs, some standing, until they were all there and then one by one, drifted down the runway showcasing each design. The collection was full of chiffon, lace, sheer layers and delicately placed crochet detailing, with some pieces such as the nude dress below, depicting a subtle Victoriana vibe, with the high necked collar and lace bib attached. The whole show was effortlessly beautiful, taking on a slightly darker tone with the richer blue and navy pieces emerging, and a dramatic change in the music halfway through. Hats off to Mr.Aksu, I don't think there's been one collection yet that I haven't been in awe of! My catwalk pictures did not come out brilliantly, so I've kept my personal ones really minimal, and supplied professional images to show the clothes in all their glory.
“I wanted to create something so light and weightless but at the same time not too nostalgic. But current in a new Bora way.”
What did you think about this collection?
(All portrait imagery is courtesy of Vogue.com)