Wednesday, 20 March 2013

LFW: Day 1 Bora Aksu - Twenties Texture

My first show of this season was Bora Aksu at London Fashion Week - Crocheted headbands worn low on the forehead, hair slicked back close to the head, dropped waists, modern-day flapper dresses with semi-circular lace appliques, and high necks that were elongated by the decade-defining cut. A collection that oozed 20s glamour through and through.

The Dolly sisters have been a major inspiration to this collection. Aside from the accidents, addiction and suicide, Aksu stated that "for a few short years however, they were amongst the greatest and glamorous women in the world.

Catwalk photos via Vogue 

It was a collection of contrasts and the duality of the Dolly Sisters lives are shown through the silhouettes and juxtaposing fabrics. Turkish leather with fur trims, luxe leather tops were met with waves of peals and shearling, loose silhouettes were put into shape by laced-up corsets, neutral palettes were injected by shots of pink and purple.


*I missed out this part for the show report I wrote for a magazine... the only thing really annoyed me about this show was that...but this is my own website so it's allowed...right?.. If you are brave enough to go bare legs in winter, go bare legs(whore). If you want to wear a white shift dress and you are too cold (of course nude colour tights are not an option) then just don't wear white at all. you. can't. wear. black. tights. with. white. dresses. 


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