There’s always something SO unique and special about Bora Aksu’s shows and collections, and once again I wasn’t disappointed by such artistic creativity embodied in his autumn/winter 2013 presented on day 1 of London Fashion Week.
Inspired by the vaudeville identical twins from New York, the Dolly sisters, the Turkish designer took the 1920s to the runway with pencil skirts, leather corsets, capes, high necklines, collar knitted dresses, squared shoulders and I think it is the first time I see so much fur in his designs, which added an absolute beautiful touch.
He introduced a delicate vintage flavour to the trademark that he describes as ‘romantic with a darker twist’ and takes the energy from Dolly dancers to include bright colours such as hot pink, magenta and fuchsia in his particular knitted prints.
Headpieces are always a key part of his shows. This season models wore matching skull-caps and the hairstyle was a fascinating drum-tight with two plaits.
Closing, as usual, with a very Aksu’s finale, different to the all in one straight line models… He really, is different!
And if you don’t know who the Dolly sisters were (fair enough, we are in 2013!) Here you go! [Getty Images]