Known for its beautiful embroidery Bora Aksu continued to prove they were the best for it. For AW16 Bora Aksu took inspiration from the story of Grand Duchess Olga of Russia and more specifically her life after the Russian Revolution and her escape away from her country into farm life in Denmark. Each look told the tale of the girl from 19th Century Russia with her beloved fur transforming into this farm girl with hand-stitched clothes.
It was romantic yet folky, and it was certainly the most contemporary collection from Bora Aksu to date. With a heavily nude and rosy palette there was a selection of dresses in various styles, tailored jackets, capes, skirts and cocoon coats layered on top of each other to produce voluminous silhouettes. The extensive detailing on the embroidery of the collection was impressive and stand out pieces came in the shape of a plastic parka with a ruffled hood and furry trim and an oversized fur gillet with ruffled sheer hems. If ruffles seemed to be hit in spring/summer, Bora Aksu AW16 proved there was no sign of the trend slowing down anytime soon.
Darker tones in the palette included deep reds, purples and blacks for a more romanticised and gothic feel. Clever styling is present every season for Bora Aksu, and this allows for every piece of each look to fit like a puzzle. This season was no different with the layering of blouses over embroidered pieces, and contrasting black or burgundy laser cut panels and dresses over sheer nude and pink dresses or tops. Accessories included furry blanket scarfs, elbow length leather gloves and detachable hoods.