Bora Aksu's 1920's London Fashion Week Dolls
Zoe Jordan kicked off London Fashion Week by rocking out the runway with a bang, so the pressure was on for second-in-the-running, Bora Aksu. It's fair to say he didn't disappoint with his captivatingly ample collection of floaty dresses, corsets, jackets and capes.
Inspired by 1920s Vaudeville act, the infamous Dolly Sisters, Aksu's models cantered down the catwalk in luxurious splendor. The twist was Aksu's modernized take on the 20s, using laminated lace, scalloped edges and soft sheers to provide a more futuristic feel. Styling echoed this as models were branded with intricate plaited up-dos and bright orange lips, not to forget their striking headpieces.
Initial colours were that of typical 20s with soft dove grays, whites and creams however as the collection developed Aksu incorporated deep purples, plums, fuchsias and muted blues to add richness. More richness followed with fabrics such as luxury coated silks, wool embroideries and laminated lace that were plaited together and overlaid over one another.
Not only women of the 1920s, but also gentleman played an influence in the show as lace ties slowly crept into the collection, as well as leathery silhouettes. Another trend for A/W was his use of shearing with the leather, which was heavily featured throughout.
Celebs we stalked out from the crowd donning Bora's designs included the likes of Dionne Bromfield, Kate Nash, Zara Martin and Laura Whitmore. We expect to see them sitting firmly in their spots for next season after today's well-received collection.
Why not have a gander at the full show right here:
[photos: Bora Aksu facebook]