Biography

London based Turkish designer Bora Aksu received his first acclaim when he graduated from Central St Martin’s MA in 2002. Hailed as ‘the star of the show’ by The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Independent, Bora’s collection also attracted the eye of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabanna who purchased pieces to use as inspiration.

With confidence in Bora assured the ARG group awarded him sponsorship enabling him to make his debut off-schedule show at London Fashion Week in February 2003. A resounding success his debut was named ‘one of the top five shows’ by The Guardian and subsequently led Aksu to receive the New Generation Award placing him on the official London Fashion Week schedule the very next season. In total four consecutive New Generation Awards were given to Bora who remains on the official London Fashion Week schedule.

“The buzz around Bora Aksu is ever-growing; it’s easy to see why.” Vogue

Always happier in the background and rarely giving interviews Bora prefers to let his designs do the talking. Through his career he has developed a very distinct signature. Romantic but always with a darker twist his demi-couture pieces are full of elegance, intrigue and seduction.

During his career Aksu has collaborated with other international brands likeTopshop, Nike, Converse, Anthropologie, Absolute, Koton, Armaggan, Bracher Endem, People Tree and had seven windows at Selfridges. He has also created costumes for signers Clare Maguire, Tori Amos, Little Boots and dance company The Cathy Marston Project while dressing Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller for film junkets and collaborating with the Dali Institute and Design Museum.

Bora Aksu now produces 4 collections a year having introduced Pre collections in 2012 as well as a hosiery line. In autumn winter 2012 his first handbag collection was released with exclusive styles launching in Harrods. 

In 2012 Bora Aksu was asked to join the judging panel of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards and he also won Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards, Turkey.

Stockists

BORA AKSU STORE 1

  • SHOP 2318 LEVEL 2, GATEWAY ARCADE ,HARBOUR CITY ,HONGKONG, HONGKONG

BORA AKSU STORE 2

  • STORE 221, GRAND GATEWAY 66, NO:1 HONG QIAO rOAD ,XUHUI DISTRICT, SHANGHAI, SHANGHAI

BORA AKSU STORE 3

  • STORE D223-12, F2 ,JIUGUANG DEPARTMENT STORE, NO:1618 WEST NANJING ROAD , SHANGHAI, SHANGHAI

BORA AKSU STORE 4

  • ESTRADA DO ISTMO, LOTE 3, SHOP 3538, COTAI STRIP, LEVEL 2, THE PARISIAN MACAO, MACAO

BORA AKSU STORE 5

  • CHINA WORLD MALL , 1 JIANGUOMEN OUTER STREET , CHAOYANG ,BEIJING, BEIJING

Cyprus

  • Afroditi Hera,

France

  • Paula Nani, Cannes
  • Via venetto, Cannes
  • Joseph , Paris
  • Zenta Boutique, Paris

Greece

  • Galle-, Athens

Italy

  • Via Veneto, Rome
  • Sbaiz, Venice

Japan

  • Nagoya , Matsuzakaya
  • Nagoya , Midland
  • Agosto, Osaka
  • Ganta Gallante, Osaka
  • Umeda Daimaru , Osaka
  • Beams , Tokyo
  • Cement , Tokyo
  • Cord 3, Tokyo
  • Dual , Tokyo
  • Savant, Tokyo
  • YSH , Tokyo
  • Via Bus Stop, Tokyo / Osaka

Middle East

  • Tribe, Abudabi
  • Baby Fair , Bahrain
  • Lucky Group , Bahrain
  • Coco Ribbon, Kuwait
  • La Mode Zone, Kuwait
  • Noramina, Kuwait
  • S Style, Kuwait
  • Aishti , Lebanon
  • Flat, Lebanon
  • Abberllire, Saudi Arabia
  • Almultaka, Saudi Arabia
  • Dress Gallery , Saudi Arabia

ROI

  • 5th Avenue , Ireland
  • Kalu , Ireland

Russia

  • Podium, Moscow

Switzerland

  • Lotta, Zurich

Turkey

  • Atelier 55, Istanbul
  • Beymen, Istanbul
  • Midnight Express, Istanbul

UAE

  • Aishti , Dubai
  • Sauce, Dubai

Ukraine

  • Ex Boutique, Kiev

USA

  • Jack Henry , Los Angeles
  • Calypso, New York
  • Yaso , New York
  • Aristic Imaginery, San Francisco

Contact

Bora Aksu Studio
130 Milligan Street
West Ferry
London
E14 8AS
Tel: +44 20 7515 0535
Email: studio@boraaksu.com

Sales & Press

PRESS
SPRING LONDON
25 Dover Street
Mayfair
London
W1S 4LX
Tel: +44 20 7629 4633
laura.joyner@spring-london.com

TURKISH PRESS OFFICE
ISTANBULILETISM
Gulin Bayindir
Tel: +90 212 240 85 90
gulinb@istanbul-iletisim.com

SALES
THE BRIDGE CO
Tania Majzels
Tel: +44 (0)7963 567 996
sales@thebridgeco.uk

LONDON FASHION WEEK TICKET REQUESTS
Press & VIP
marta.lopez@spring-london.com
Sales
invite@boraaksu.com

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