Bora Aksu opens at Marina Bay Sands
Bora Aksu, the London-based, Turkish fashion designer, has opened his first standalone store in Asia, at Singapore’s The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
Aksu’s Autumn-Winter 2018 collection launches the brand there, with pieces priced from S$500 to $2000. (US$366 to $1830). The range includes pinstripe culottes, matching blazers, velvet jumpsuits and flared pants, along with shoes, handbags – and even a $600 doll dressed in miniature versions of his clothing.
The Marina Bay store takes up about 2000sqft on level B2.
Aksu is gaining a following in the fashion community for his elegance, sophistication, modern femininity and “rivetingly romantic” demi-couture pieces. His clothes are stocked by Selfridges, Liberty & Co and Wolf & Badger, among others.
The designer told Alvinology.com in an email interview that he chose Singapore for his first store location because it was the gateway to Southeast Asia.
“Our pieces offer customers in Singapore ready-to-wear garments encompassing elaborate, exquisite compositions and luxurious tulle fabrics that represent Bora Aksu’s signature looks. Beyond an impressive roster of elegant tailored looks, Bora Aksu’s pieces are known to emote charm, intrigue and seduction which I believe will be well suited to the crowd here in Singapore,” he said.