Bora Aksu created a dazzling collection of taffeta in his signature exaggerated silhouettes for this season’s collection. He presented a variety of tea dresses and bold two piece looks.
Bora Aksu’s collection features a bold colour scheme that includes bright pinks, blues, and vivid greens and yellows. The collection’s centrepiece is the layering silk taffeta, which features the striking tailoring that has been Aksu’s hallmark. Structured jackets, trousers, and trench coats are added to the mix to bring out the floral, lightweight look.
The 18th century references are derived from Mathilde Willink’s inspiration for the label. It celebrates Mathilde’s exuberant spirit and calls her a “living work of art”. Willink, who was killed in 1977, was well-known for her extravagant style. Fong Leng, a Chinese-Dutch designer, chose Willink to be her model.
Now she was the inspiration for Bora’s collection. The label aimed at complementing Willink’s hedonistic spirit with maximalist tailorings, bold colours and high-quality colourings. Knitted panels and excessive layering give the collection a bohemian feel.
Another 18th Century influence comes from Aksu’s handcrafted accessories and bags. Bora Aksu’s handiwork is evident in every item, and the designer strives to “defy categorisation”.