Friday, 19 February 2010

Bora Aksu A/W 2010 Catwalk Report

Born in Turkey and educated at Central Saint Martins, Bora Aksu moved on from S/S 10 with pale icy blues, cool greys, peachy nudes and flashes of bronze and gold. Silk and chiffon were draped and ruched then strapped down with knitted piping to create a fitted yet floaty shape. Black textured leggings with mesh panel inserts hardened the look for winter.

The collection focused on one dress shape, sleeveless, high neck with darts and tucks creating volume at the hip, a pared down version of last season’s popular lampshade look. Hair was worn in a simple up do and make up was pared down which only served to accentuate the clothes.

Aksu’s keen attention to detail and construction is evident, the mesh inserts, sheer fabrics and a strong silhouette only confirm it. Standing out against the pale dresses was a pair of bright gold trousers teamed with a khaki jacket and ice blue shirt.

The end of the show saw the models walk down the runway in a fierce/ pretty gang, a la the Dolce and Gabbana Menswear show, allowing the garments to complement and conflict like the roses and leather that inspired them.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: A model walks down the catwalk during the Bora Aksu fashion show during London Fashion Week at the BFC Show Space at Somerset House on February 19, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) Copyright 2010 Getty Images

1 comment:

  1. I've been too exhausted after this week to get to LFW. Thanks for your comments and I've just found out via your previous post what your dissertation subject was!