Posted by Fashion Junior at Large (back from Istanbul)
|Bora Aksu for Armaggan|
|The Armaggan Nuruosmaniye store|
|Bora (image kindly provided by David from the BFC after Fashion Junior's went AWOL)|
|Bora Aksu's collection employed the expertise which Armaggan's laboratory is famed for, so the pieces are made using traditional embroidery and weaving techniques, along with the purest silks and wools.|
In Bora's collection, it was clear to see that he had worked closely with Armaggan (he's been commuting back and forth every week between London and Istanbul for months) to maintain these traditional techniques while also blending in strong military- like shapes through the coats and capes which remind me of an Ottoman warrior. But there was also the easy, jazz age allusion of the loose, drop waist dresses which gave the collection its essential modernity. Should you be in Istanbul, Armaggan would make a fascinating stop-off and after December 15th you will be able to see Bora Aksu's collection for yourself. Thank you Bora, Fella, Armaggan and the delightful Antony for a wonderful trip to Istanbul.
|From left to right: Fashion Junior a.k.a Bethan Holt, Jayne from WGSN, Liz from the Daily Mail, David from the BFC and Lucy from Red.|