Bora Aksu graduated from Central St Martin's in 2002 and has been steadily gaining a reputation as a designer to be reckoned with ever since. His debut collection was purchased By Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for inspiration, he was awarded the Topshop NewGen award on four consecutive occasions, and he subsequently made the transition from off-schedule to on-schedule.
Turkish-born Aksu is an incurable romantic, designing clothes that smack of the beautiful nomad. Texture rather than ornate decoration is his thing; so you get fluid layers of bias-cut silk, chiffon and heavy cottons accented with leather or crocheted knit or lace. Often these contrasting fabrics are combined via intricate inset cutting to create an entirely modern but bohemian look. His colours come from nature cream, berry, leaf-green and every shade of brown.