The collection opened with an adaptation of what the American's call a 'preppy style'. With it's white blouse, black bowed tie and velvet jacket and skirt it has hints of a college uniform about it. The jacket is finely cut with borders defined by white piping and the skirt on closer look also has side panels made of a generous gauzey silk fabric. It's a beautiful look that you could wear for smart day of evening occasions and the jacket could potentially be worn separately with the blouse and trousers of jeans to take it more casual. A dress composed of layers of frothy tulle from neckline to mid calf appears next with each tier fringed with black lace. A frill collar at the neck also hints at a vintage/late Victorian look and the piece seems to float somewhere between girlish fantasy and grown-up evening wear. Centre above another variation of the suit shows a high waisted midnight blue jacket cut in bolero style sitting over both a white blouse and a sheer silk shirt with velvet trim at the waist. Lose cut trousers create a comfortable and smart conclusion to the outfit with high ankle boots.
To the right above a dual length dress uses both the mini skirt and the knee length as a second layer forming a cape-like drop behind the wearer. As with many of Aksu's creations the fabric is whisper light and floats around the wearer as she walks. To the far right a white dress exemplifies the best of broderie anglaise styles and the crochet technique that Aksu is so fond of. With frills bordering the bodice in a trace of a dropped neckline, at the mid arm to create a cuff and in tiers in the skirt reaching above the knee, this is a beautiful piece to wear for an autumn event and would look great in the Christmas party season.