Word has reached Grazia Daily that Leith Clarke, the celeb stylist, founder of Lula magazine and best mate of Alexa Chung has styled the Bora Aksu Autumn/Winter 2012 show – which has just taken place.
This news comes a day after we revealed that Bora had established a collaboration with Bracher Emden on a fabulous handbag line, which gave us a HINT of the colours in Bora’s new collection – orange, mushroom, grey and black. With a hint of fuchsia. (We were so right!)
Clarke is well known for her cute but edgy styling; elegant but with an attitude. In short; Alexa Chung. Bora, on the other hand, is renowned for his shredded gothy-ness, so we've been excited to see what this collaboration could bring to his show.
As we said yesterday, Bora is a well established, but not exactly centre-stage figure on the London Fashion Week roster. However, his hiring of Clarke could change all that - not only does she have a very 'now' look, but she's also super-well connected; Michelle Williams, Alexa Chung and Keira Knightly are all names likely to be found in her phone.
We like the first pics from Bora's show a lot - and we reckon we spy some Clarke-esque details like Peter Pan collars, giant bow ties and tailored cropped jackets. So could this be the beginning of a resugence in Aksu's success? Maybe! Watch this space for details...