London Fashion Week kicks off with burst of Turkish colour
LONDON (AFP) - London Fashion Week got off to a colourful start on Friday with a sun-drenched trip to the Aegean Sea courtesy of Turkish designer Bora Aksu, who whisked trend-setters away from Britain's dreary autumn drizzle.
Aksu hunted through childhood memories for inspiration for his new spring/summer 2014 collection, which heavily featured the colours of Turkey's traditional "evil eye" lucky amulet - indigo, white and pale blue.
Mixing quilted cotton, silk tulle and delicate crochet, the Turkish designer teamed his feminine silhouettes with embellished shoulders, high heels and messy bun hairstyles.
Skirts and shorts were matched with bolero jackets and sleeveless vests, while touches of lace gave a nod to tradition.