London Fashion Week – Backstage at Bora Aksu

Words and photographs – Catherine Sprunt

Backstage at Bora Aksu, Toni
& Guy stylists were teasing models’ ponytails into impossibly large buns
fixed atop their heads, paired with perfect Gothic inspired make-up – dark lips
and winged eyeliner.
The clothes featured a
palette of reds, blacks and greys: an unusual choice for spring/summer pieces.
The collection seemed to me to be fairly workwear inspired, with high collars
and neat tailoring, but sheer panelling and cutout details keeping it sexy, and
an abundance of ruffles maintaining a flirty, feminine feel. Despite a leaning
towards menswear, with the occasional silky necktie, the collection featured a
large number of intricate dresses celebrating the female figure with ruffles in
all the right places and a nod to the futuristic trend.
Bora Aksu
Bora Aksu
Bora Aksu