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London Fashion Week preview: Bora Aksu

Turkish designer Bora Aksu will take his girl from day to night this season, introducing a wider offerofseparates alongside his trademark eveningwear dresses.

What were your key inspirations for autumn 13?

The inspiration of the autumn 13 collection came from the infamous 1920s twin performers the Dolly twins. Their life between reality and fairytale; the harmony and perfect symmetry; the elegance and richness contrasting with brokenness. I have played with this through fabrics, some of which are quite new to my collections.

What are the key items?

Although dresses are still the signature pieces, there are many more separates such as little jackets, skirts and shirts which will make a much wider offering. There is very definite outwear this season and styles that can take the Bora Aksu women through the day and not just the evening.

Key colours and fabrics?

There is a real richness reflected with luxury fabrics such as coated silks, wool embroideries and laminated laces alongside printed leather, suede and shearling skins. The colours of dove greys, white and creams are punched with deep purples, plums, fuchsia and deep muted blues.

How has it been creating this collection?

This has been such a journey but an exciting one. The new shapes, and mixing and experimenting with new textures such as felted knitwear, coated silks and leather has been challenging but the result is very satisfying. 

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