Taking as her inspiration the romanticism of the emotional and heart-felt ballads of American country music, Asli Polat’s Spring Summer collection at London Fashion Week only further helped cement her already firm reputation as a designer of feminine sports style.
Mixing a relaxed and ultra-feminine feel with – at times – almost masculine hints, military greens, collars, army pockets, - the collection is reminiscent of the styles of the 60s with minimalist silhouettes but with a more modern touch and softer.
Suddenly the micro mini-skirts are shorter and paired with lightweight overcoats and flattering overlaid tops. Classic A line skirts are given a more contemporary twist with deep pockets and traditional dresses are embellished with oversized wrap-around bows. Then of course is the beautiful sparkling bomber jacket and the caped jumpsuit with thinnest organza.
The collection is playful and flirtatious with its exaggerated frills flowing trails bringing an air of vulnerability which is at once balanced by the stronger boyishness of some of the more military inspired pieces.
photographer Nyla Sammons