Flutter your ‘evil eyes’: Turkish designs shine at London Fashion Week

Colors of the “evil eye” amulet came as inspiration for a top Turkish designer at London Fashion Week. (AFP)

Inspired by the colors of Turkey’s traditional “evil eye” lucky amulet, a Turkish designer has wooed London Fashion Week, kicking off the event to a colorful start on Friday.

Models present creations by Bora Aksu during the 2014 Spring/Summer London Fashion Week in London on September 13, 2013. (AFP,

Models present creations by Bora Aksu during the 2014 Spring/Summer London Fashion Week in London on September 13, 2013. (AFP,

Designer Bora Aksu “whisked trend-setters away from Britain’s dreary autumn drizzle,” Agence France-Presse reported in comments on the Turkish designs.

The colors of the “evil eye” amulet – indigo, white and pale blue – came as inspiration for the designer, who had been hunting through childhood memories.

“When I realized that this would be my tenth year at London fashion Week, it struck me how long it has been since I left Turkey,” the British-based designer said, according to AFP.

For Aksu, the colors of the “evil eye” amulet – indigo, white and pale blue – came as inspiration flickr

For Aksu, the colors of the “evil eye” amulet – indigo, white and pale blue – came as inspiration flickr

“I felt that I wanted to re-ignite the passion coming from the rich culture and traditional artistry of Turkey that had inspired me in the first place.”

Hot Mediterranean color punctuated Aksu’s show, including a bright golden-yellow skirt and a majestic floor-length fuchsia dress, mixing quilted cotton, silk tulle and delicate croche.

The Turkish designer matched his feminine silhouettes with embellished shoulders and high heels, with traditional touches of lace on bolero jackets and sleeveless vests.

London Fashion Week attracts more than 5,000 buyers and journalists and sees designers take in more than $159 million, according to the British Fashion Council.
 

(With AFP)

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