A growing favourite for many on the London Fashion Week schedule is the delectable Bora Aksu who this season proved his worth with a collection so beautiful and enchanting, the only thing that could distract from the sumptuousness of it all was Kelly Brook’s boobs front row.
While the show was set to a hauntingly dramatic soundtrack which I am pleased to say included my new favorite band ‘Daughter’, the collection itself was by all accounts inspired by Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Marie. After a quick Wikipedia scan, Marie – who became the Queen of Romania, was known for her modernity and love of the arts, culture, and her precious botanical gardens. This would explain nicely why I felt I wanted to wrap myself up in Bora Aksu’s SS13 offerings and frolic around the meadows of Eastern Europe in the Summer time, pretending I am some sort of Russian runaway bride. With a crown on. You always need a crown on.
While the colour palette remained mostly ‘pastelised’, the flashes of purple throughout the collection reminded us of the regal status of Marie, while the abundance of silk organzas, lace shift dresses and hints of ruffled hems contrasted in such a brilliant way, it was as if the ‘Modern Queen’ had commissioned the collection herself. The stunning prints running throughout the collection also escalated in size to highlight Marie’s growing popularity, as well as her fondness of Romania. With no detail left to chance in Bora Aksu’s SS13 collection, it is a true marvel and testament to how far he will go in future seasons. A definite five stars all round (including Kelly’s cleavage).