Turkish designer Bora Aksu celebrates 10 years at London Fashion Week with his spring/summer 14 collection: Nazar.
As he realised it has been already a decade since his LFW debut, he decided to go back to his roots and get inspired in his childhood memories from his colourful homeland, Turkey.
Traditional handwoven Turkish textiles are incorporated into pencil skirts, dresses, cropped jackets and boleros. Layering continued to be key, by using laces, silk, chiffons, quilted cotton all adding an extra texture to the pieces. Bora Aksu commonly uses bright colours and this was not the exception. The colour palette included off-whites as a key colour, but he then injected bright yellows, blues and hot fuchsia as a reference to his hot long summers. Classic shapes and collared necks predominated the collection.
It wasn’t one of my favourite collections from him, I must admit. He did achieve his full intention of bringing his roots to the show, but it was way too traditional, it even made me think of Dorothy from Wizard of Oz. However, I did like the total white looks, necks and pumped shoulders that opened the show and that yellow dress of layers over layers that closed it. I would stick to his previous AW show by far, see it here. What do you think?