LFW SS16: Bora Aksu
This year, in a new Art Deco car park, Turkish designer Bora Aksu moved from the cool palette of his last Spring/Summer'15 collection onto warmer hues with an array of garments inspired by his childhood recollections of summers spent in Izmir. Reflecting the freshness and colours of the lush fruits found in the garden of Aksu's family country house, vibrant shades of lemon, orange and pomegranate, alongside pastel pink, took centre stage for SS16.
Complementing this optimistic palette were intricate macramé, lace detailing and delicate layers of silk tulle and organza, giving the garments an air of femininity whilst contrasting this against the simplistic yet structured silhouettes of tailored jackets, structured cottons and sheer capes.
Whilst the colours and light of a Turkish summer breathed life into the collection, the Central Saint Martins graduate also drew inspiration from the work of early 20th century photographer Etheldreda Laing, particularly her Autochrome photographs of her daughters Janet and Iris Laing in the gardens of their home.