As we squeezed into the BFC tent at Somerset House yesterday evening it was literally just in time, as the lights went down, and the show started.
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There was no stellar front row (from what I could see), or neither were there an assortment of A-listers adorning the seats – but, for Bora Aksu there didn’t need to be. This label is tough, straight talking and powerful, and you could see everyone watching were forward thinking their style editions, rather than who would be wearing this on the red carpet next month.
The collection switched from predominantly grey hues to black, and a scale in-between, with a few jade green pieces. Tailoring was the main inspiration for this Turkish-born designer, and he did it by the bucket load, incorporating bows to add a feminine, yet stark touch.
Aksu also used large cable knits and moc-croc panels to add definition to his evening dresses and skirts – along with that signature bow, or buckled belt, which he describes as “twisted tailoring” – and we like, very much.