London Fashion Week got off to a colourful explosion for spring/summer 2014 thanks to the brilliance that is Bora Aksu. Looking to his Turkish heritage, his collection celebrating 10 years at LFW was inspired by childhood memories spent on Aegean coast.
The collection was suitably summery with a bright colour palette of yellows, fuchsia and refreshing blues that were influenced by the traditional Turkish ‘Nazareth boncuk’, which is worn to ward off evil. Each piece, from the gorgeously cut blouses with bell-shaped sleeves to his elegant pencil skirts and chic cropped jackets were exquisitely put together and perfectly mixed the modern cuts with the intricate detailing of the traditional handwoven Turkish textiles.
There was a confidence about Bora Aksu’s latest collection that was so beautiful to see, I adored all the modern feminine touches, the bright colour palette, the geometric lace layered over silk tulles and chiffons and most of all I loved the intricate detailing in each piece especially the hand crochet accents and tassel fringing.
As well as being a spectacle on the runway there were a lot of wearable styles in this collection that I am sure will become staples in many women’s wardrobes next summer. I have my eye on a number of pieces but the vibrant Barbie pink floor-length is to-die-for.
I can’t wait to see this collection up-close – oh and book a holiday to Turkey!!!
Which pieces stood out for you in Bora Aksu’s SS14 collection?