Taj Saltaneh was more than a princess. She was a trailblazer for women’s rights in 1910. She was the founding member of the Women’s Freedom Association. She led a women’s right march to the Parliament. Although she was a princess, she remained passionate about change. She was the first women in court to take off the hijab and wear western clothes. She was truly an inspiration to all women.
180 The Strand, London UK. 13th September 2019. Bora Aksu shows his Spring Summer 2020 designs. © Chris Yates
Bora Aksu Spring/Summer 2020 Collection
In each look, Bora constructed garments that reflected between traditional masculinity and sophisticated feminity. The colour palette is inspired by Colombian artist Maria Berrio paintings. Also, some of Maria’s collages which bring a sense of electric summer breeze. Bora’s collection is quite romantic but this season he adds a pop of rich colours such as a vibrant coral pink, powder pink and burnt orange. These colours come alive representing Taj’s bright personality. On the other hand, Bora adds sophisticated tailoring indicating Taj as a strong woman. The silhouettes are voluminous, strong and structured. Linda Farrow glasses add a vintage-contemporary feel to this collection. Aksu launched their handbags as a part of this season.
Looks We <3
We are touched by the collection it is Female Empowerment. It is a voice for Taj and all the woman activists in this modern-day fighting for our rights. Whether it’s reproductive rights, #metoo movement, or equal pay. The collection itself blossoms to very feminine, romantic and free moving dresses.