18th February 2011
Bora Aksu A/W11 was inspired by old poster and book covers of jekyll and Hyde and Sweeny Todd.
'Dark motives against an air of respectability was very interesting and how to incorporate both those characteristics into one look. It also allowed me to play with shapes and fabrics especially when the tailored pieces' explained Bora Aksu.
Embracing the masculinity of this collection Bora Aksu has introduced more separates than in previous seasons. Short tailored jacket, shirts and trousers are showcased against the staple cocktail dresses that have become a signature of the brand with layered looks to achieve the contrast.
Fabrics are used to bring texture and volume. Leather features more frequently than before from piping to full dresses made from individual panels that are bound with cord. Imaginative use of plastic and leather represent the animalistic core beneath exterior of silks and gentry tweeds.