Bora Aksu’s Spring/Summer 2020 runway show is a modernised romantic and feminine collection inspired by the infamous Persian princess Taj Saltaneh of the Qajar Dynasty.
The Turkish born London based fashion designer showcased his collection in BFC show space on the first day of London fashion week, the collection began with a purple sleeveless top, printed knee length skirt, style with lace tights, a belt bag belted on the waist and a glasses, a very modern and feminine look. The first look really set the vibe of the collection.
You can see a lot of great combinations throughout the collection. The combination of soft, feminine fabrics and structured shapes creates romantic yet strong and bold silhouettes. A mix between traditional masculinity and sophisticated femininity is also visible in the embroidered and printed dresses. The silhouettes are voluminous and rich and include long tailored cocoon coats, cropped tailored jackets, capes, shirts and skirts that function as separates.
electric colour palette
The most eye catching part of the collection was the colours and electric colour palette. This colour palette was inspired by Colombian artist Maria Berrio’s paintings and collages which bring a sense of eclectic summer breeze. Powerful pinks contrast with oranges, yellows and oranges with reds, pinks with neutral tones, the almost neon colours are perfectly contrasted, powerful but soft.
In short, the collection has a great combination of colour palettes with romantic and modern silhouettes, the designer has shown to the world that an electric colour palette can be romantic too.
Images from Bora Aksu press release