Video: A day in the life of a designer at London Fashion Week

16th Feb 18 | Beauty

Designer Bora Aksu reveals what really goes on behind the scenes of a catwalk show.


Bora Aksu burst onto the London fashion scene in 2002 when he presented his graduate collection to great acclaim as part of the Central St Martin’s show.

Now the womenswear designer, who is known for his darkly romantic aesthetic, heads up his eponymous label and has unveiled his autumn/winter 2018 designs as part of London Fashion Week.

Models backstage during the Bora Aksu Autumn/Winter 2018 London Fashion Week show at BFC Showspace, London
Backstage at Bora Aksu at London Fashion Week (Isabel Infantes/PA)

We were there to capture all the catwalk action and earlier this week, we visited the Turkish-born designer in his east London studio to get a sneak peek at the stunning collection, and to grill him on what show day is really like when you’re in the style spotlight.

Watch the video below to find out about the intense fashion-week schedule, what happens backstage and why model mishaps are bound to happen…

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