Sunday, 19 February 2012

age of guiltlessness

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.
Sophisticatedly starry-eyed.

all catwalk images © Daniele Guidetti

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