Monday, February 22, 2010

Bora Aksu A/W 2010

The Turkish born and London based Bora Aksu brings ethereal delights with a bit if bite to the run way with his Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. Aksu’s strength seems to lie in his methodical play with contradiction. His lovely deftly disheveled mannequins stomp down the runway like powdery feminine droids ready to woo one in to submission. The pale colour palette of peaches, pinks and pastel blues marry beautifully with the earthy tones of brown and copper. Here the sharp shouldered mini dresses are coupled with black paneled tights and sky high mary-janes. The leg-wear is a slight rework of his past collection, and is bound to be a commercial success. The dusky piping, sheer panels, and lace crisscross like tendrils along the bust before being shredded, slashed, whipped and ruffled back in the place. An intriguing take on the three-piece suit is made up of black wet-look harem pants and a white pouffe blouse that sweeps at the neck and ends with a bow.
The romantic layers, the sharp silhouette and inky black touches seem to tease. Like little divine beings they float, dreamy, but come to close and these delicate beauties become warrior princesses.

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