Girly and Nostalgic: Bora Aksu Fall/Winter 2014

Inspired by his mother and her teenage days, Bora Aksu created a very beautiful and romantic collection. He was fascinated with his mother’s style in her boarding school days. He used her letters and drawings as the main source of inspiration which is why the whole show looked so nostalgic, almost as if models walked out of an old family photo album. He also managed to make it modern by using hi-tech fabrics and patching them together into complex collages. We have already seen a lot of patchwork and layering at New York Fashion Week and the trend seems to be very inspirational for many designers this season.

The collection is very feminine with accented waistlines, puffy skirts, bows and ruffled edges, while the color palette ranges from bold red, yellow and navy to pale pink and blue. Hair and makeup are innocent and girly: braids fastened with ribbons and natural pink lips are perfectly matching romantic dresses.

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Images: www.vogue.co.uk

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