Bora Aksu Takes Us on an Emotional Journey at London Fashion Week
Bora Aksu took an early London Fashion Week slot on Friday to present a collection inspired by the songbird in Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose. Bringing a mix of embroidery, feathers, and leathers to the BFC tent at Somerset House, the Turkey-born designer took us through the emotional journey of the pursuit of love. Royal blues began the story, and the collection quickly moved on to golds, dusty pinks, and jet blacks, bringing the main themes to life with the use of varied fabrics. The silhouettes were lean and rich, long tailored or cropped jackets were matched with voluminous textured skirts, and delicate embroidered dresses brought a very sophisticated element to the collection, showing femininity in both their strength and finesse.
Adding to the excitement of the undoubtedly successful show, TV presenter Laura Whitmore stunned everyone when she walked down the runway for the second time this week. Could a new career be in the cards?