Bora Aksu blew my socks of last season with his beautiful, girly, chiffon dresses and this season while I again became sockless, the girlish pieces were replaced by a harsher, stronger, meaner eighties vibe.
Eighties have been everywhere but I think I liked Aksu's version the best. Again, I know I have said it all week but my 'tribal futurism' trend is really taking off!
Floral prints were somehow vacuumed into plastic, so that many pieces were partially or fully PVC coated. This was used to decorate cropped jackets and the coolest, fullest, eighties skater skirts in navy, green and black.
Again, like at Conran tops were so sheer and revealing, that tribal style markings (in embroidery, print and plastic) were used to just about cover the models modesty! (Photographers definitely enjoyed this show). Bodices that borrowed from Victorian corsetry were also referenced, with square necklines, peplum and basque style tops.
There was plenty of surface decoration and there were some origami feelings seeping through with beautiful folds, drapes and pintucks to create lovely surface texture and interesting silhouettes.
There were two fantastic jackets, one a boy blazer embellished with gold eyelets and the second, a high shine skinny, tux style jacket. Both totally divine!
Tights were ripped and models wore biker gloves to add to the rock vibe.
These girls were certainly looking tough and I wouldn't mess with this fashionista any day of the week, Bora Aksu, 'We Salute You'.