|image credit: Sara Reverberi|
Inspired by the the innocent gals crowding American illustrator
Henry Darger's works, London-based Turkish designer
Bora Aksu unveiled his fall-winter 2012-13 collection
of flimsy demi-couture pieces last
Friday at London fashion week.
Bora came to set up his eponymous label upon graduation
from Central Saint Martins briskly developing a distinctive
signature style he simply describes as
”romantic with a darker twist”.
His creations skillfully reinterpret the unreal world of Darger's
magnum opus, 'The Story of the Vivian Girls' and its gender-crossing
aesthetic through a governess dress code in which accentuated
waistlines are paired with delicate decorations, pleated tulle
inserts, lace and brocades mostly in powder pink and gray
tones with touches of burnt orange.
|all catwalk images © Daniele Guidetti|