I was really happy to get a ticket to the Bora Aksu show because from what I'd seen on the web it was right up my street. My initial impression wasn't wrong. I loved this collection and what was really refreshing is that it was totally wearable yet still different and interesting enough with all those beautiful design details. Also, the invite was also a notebook - what a fantastic idea!
There was a beautiful palette of soft pinks, peaches, lavenders and blues alongside some coppery metallics. The collection was mostly made up of dresses although there were a few top/trouser combos. The delicate dresses were teamed with harder, black leggings, many of which had sheer panelling or raw finishes. I know leggings have been done, but if that is how people are going to wear the dresses then I think it totally makes sense to include them, even if it isn't particularly innovative.
The fabrics were really beautiful and made you want to reach out to touch them. Sheer, chiffony drapery was a winner but there was much more than that. Fine knit detailing fell across dresses while twisted cords of fabric swung from the bottom of dresses or clung to create structured lines in an almost alien-like way - but far prettier.
Again I loved the hair for this show... the twisting and folding of the hair seemed to mimic the clothing. Gorgeous! Turkish designer Bora has won NewGen sponsorship 4 times and it's easy to see why.
All in all a thumbs-up from me. Check out my photos below...
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