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Turkish designer Bora Aksu wows London with feminine, frothy creations

A model presents a creation by designer Bora Aksu at the London Fashion Week. (AFP)
LONDON: London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday with catwalk shows by Bora Aksu and Mulberry, and headliners over the next few days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites.
For London-based Turkish designer Aksu, a longtime Fashion Week favorite, it was time to emphasize romance in his autumn/winter collection.
Asku’s show featured a collection of long, frilly dresses that were elaborately constructed and included a mixture of semi-sheer panels.
Favored colors were white with black detailing and shades of dark blue, lavender and pink.
Some of the outfits offered new interpretations of the traditional British prep school look. The jackets were androgynous, the skirts or leggings long and feminine. The looks were often asymmetrical, highlighted by a long, jeweled earring dangling from one ear.
The designer said the collection was inspired by the story of a young Georgian-era woman who challenged stereotypes by becoming a prominent surgeon at a time when most doctors were male.