London Fashion Week Update BORA AKSU AW2019 Valentina Tereshkova Fashion Show

The BORA AKSU Autumn/Winter 2019 collection was shown at London BFC Catwalk Show Space 180 Strand on 15 February at 1pm. It was one of the official shows on the London Fashion Week schedule. Celebrities, fashion bloggers and medias around the world came to preview the latest collection.

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.

The iridescent organza and tulle fabrics bring ethereal textures, aiming to create garments that react to microgravity in a new and completely different way. Weightlessness is key. The combination of soft feminine fabrics and structured shapes add a sense of romance to the strong bold silhouettes. The layering is used as a tool to create interesting textures without creating heaviness. To create the layering effect Bora designed very specific embroideries on velvets, tulles and lace.
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2 Bayfront Avenue, Canal Level, B2-107, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
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