Bora Aksu SS14

Alice takes a trip to the Turkish Bazaar in tasseled dresses and sweet cotton collars

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Photography by Alexandra Waespi

Initial reaction:

Alice in Wonderland returns from the Turkish Bazaar.

References:

Aksu’s childhood memories translate through Turkish-tile prints and embroidery.

Stand out look: 

A romantic laser-cut white leather jacket.

Colour impression:

Bursts of fuchsia and yellow followed delicate china blue and white, yet the dresses remained prim: Alice on acid.

Unexpected details: 

Wide embroidered waistbands above gathered skirts evoked aprons and pinafores, while tassel trims on hems and sleeves came direct from Turkish textiles.

Beauty:

China doll pink cheeks, tinted lips and brushed eyebrows, with hair swept into low buns and secured with crystal barrettes.

Most likely to:

Be lusted after on Lolita tumblrs.

Soundtrack: 

Turkish folk music and Beirut’s familiar Gulag Orkestar tunes.

Show delay: 

A twenty minute delay gave show goers time to take in the new seating arrangements of the BFC’s Courtyard Show Space, Somerset House.

Left us wanting:

A wardrobe of white embroidery, starched cotton collars and pinafore skirts.

 

 

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