Lace Is More at Bora Aksu SS16

It was day one of London Fashion Week and the fash-pack showed up in force to suss out the new Soho home. One of the first collections to grace the car park turned BFC show space was the much anticipated Bora Aksu. With a collection that ticked all the spring/ summer cliches- floral patterns, pastel colours and sheer fabrics; Bora Aksu proved his design expertise in all things beautiful. 
Photo credit: www.vogue.co.uk
The Clothes
The key theme to Bora’s SS16 collection was lace. With the use of sheer organzas and tulles in pretty pinks, orange and white, the collection was a decisively girly display. Although a couple of the pieces came in a stand-out black, the dark colour only heightened the intricate floral designs of the surface lace. The light-weight nature of the fabrics lends itself to layering and the cut of the designs created a depth of textures. 

Photo credit: www.vogue.co.uk
The Make-up
The AOFM make-up teamed created a fresh look that gave models a summer kissed glow. With a peach shimmer colour on the lid, the lashes looked as if they were left bare. Whilst lips had a glossy sheen, the cheeks were finished with a light pink coloured blush. The stand out finishing touch to the makeup was the use of ‘Face Lace’ on selected models’ foreheads, hands and arms. In both white and brown colours, the tattoo-look stickers complimented the intricate floral designs on the clothes. 
The Hair
Hair was very minimal- a low pony-tail with a smoothed down, deep side parting and the models’  own hair was wrapped around to hide the ties. With strands left out at the front, it had a slightly un-done feel. A couple of the looks were finished with extravagant, red floral crowns (definitely not the festival appropriate type!)
Bora Aksu was an aesthetically stunning start to Fashion Week and what I can only imagine is the first of many floral fronted collections. I was amongst the chaos back stage for this show and the words on everyone’s lips were: ‘Face Lace’, let’s see how it catches on. 
Madeline
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