Bora Aksu catwalk show report A/W 2015 for LFW
As a member of the opposite sex, it’s a wonder how Bora Aksu manages to get femininity so right. Much like previous collections, the aesthetic for A/W 2015 was romantic, but also had an added hint of turmoil.
The show began with an extract from Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose, from which Aksu’s inspiration stemmed from, followed by a soundtrack of violent violins and an emergence of royal blue sheer satin skirts, silky two-pieces and lace panel dresses. Much like a poem itself, the collection journeyed into lighter territory, with powder blue and gold in the form of bishop-sleeved blouses, cascading skirts, tailored jackets and netted shawls. The result was both free and restrictive – textured midi skirts paired with loose sheer blouses gave a feeling of balance and affinity, much like love itself.
Aksu’s famous embroidery was also present, positioned on top of frilled satin dresses and pastel pink skirts, embellished with fabric flowers.
The collection ended with the nightingales sacrifice – black, almost gothic full length tulle dresses, still maintaining the femininity and romanticism of the collection. Overall, a mystical, sophisticated combination of Aksu’s talents, which have earned him so much recognition.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter