One to watch: Is Bora Aksu the next big label to come out of London Fashion Week?

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Compared to its Fashion Week counterparts, London Fashion Week is often known for being a bit more edgy and sometimes controversial. London often pushes the boundaries with its fashion-forward looks but Central Martin’s graduate Bora Aksu has been showing us beautiful, wearable clothes since his LFW debut in 2003.

His latest SS18 collection, inspired by a bohemian noblewoman, was a collection of soft and feminine fabrics with romantic-leaning yet bold silhouettes. Ruffles and lace trims in an array of striking pastels and monochrome were visually stunning and highly covetable.

With beautiful ladylike touches, like lace gloves and netted socks, what really sets Bora Aksu apart is the fact that every piece is supremely wearable. Tiered dresses with tulle and lace trims, matching two-pieces and geometric stripes, we struggled to pick our favourite look after the notable Bora Aksu crowns, updated this season with bold crystals.

Pared-back beauty was the perfect compliment to such an intricate collection, with only a flush of colour worn high on the cheekbones and floaty, candyfloss hair.

Whilst it wouldn’t look out of place on the red carpet, the SS18 collection was full of pieces perfect for occasionwear. With mid-tier pricepoints, we predict that this collection will be the new Self-Portrait. Something to line up for wedding season next year perhaps?

Should high-fashion be wearable, or do you expect it to be more avant-garde and inspirational?

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