BORA AKSU autumn winter 2019 collection is inspired by Valentina Tereshkova who is the first woman to go into space. She insisted on earning her education and joined a club for parachutists when she was 18. She wrote a letter to the space centre volunteering for the cosmonaut team. Tereshkova, a woman with little formal education, was selected as one of five women. On June 16, 1963, she spent almost three days in space and orbited earth 48 times in her space capsule. In the years to follow, Tereshkova toured the world promoting science and feminism. She serves as a role model for all women throughout the world who wish to strive to achieve their dreams.
In a collection dedicated to her, Bora Aksu creates garments that reflects Valentina’s space trip using the contrast of her early life growing up in a small village. Valentina’s determination in standing against traditional restrictions is also an inspiration for this collection.
The mutual and soft pastel palette creates almost a mystical feel. Colours such as lilacs, purples, pinks and greens are used together with quieter shades such as whites, creams and soft blues.
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