LFW Feb 14: Bora Aksu
His signature use of manipulating fabric in a textured style against his staple silhouettes were infused with a selection of colour palettes ranging from monochrome to pale pink, mustard and berry created an edgy and yet feminine look.
Models wore circle skirts made from perforated textured fabric while the sleeves had volume and shoulders were ruched, a contrast from the nipped-in waists which showed-off a sensual silhouette juxtaposed against the tough use of wool and leather.
Necklines were high and finished with neat collars which related back to the idea of uniformity, along with the collars, jumpers were knitted in deep burgundies mixed in with cherries in a way that reminded me of school sweaters.
Flashes of flesh appeared at the midriff while ankle grazing skirts kept the looks elegant and sophisticated, the use of leather was surprisingly soft even though the silhouette at times became structured. Pony hair featured in a pencil skirt in a deep teal, which was a particular favourite pared back with an oversized biker.
Aksu’s use of organza was classically layered over outfits to create an ethereal look which added luxury to the clothes. Pussy bow blouses in soft chiffon draped loosely over the model, the type of blouse a chic teacher would wear. It was clear that the collection showed-off a variety of skills Aksu has acquired over the years and how his manipulation of fabric has developed while remaining true to himself.
By Sannita Hancock