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Later on the collection switched to ladylike, sophisticated looks featuring tweed, delicate lace and full, structured skirts. There were warm-weather jackets galore, some classically fitted with rounded collars, and others in flowing, longer styles.

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BORA ASKU

Turkish designer Bora Aksu looked back to an early 20th century queen for inspiration for his spring-summer 2013 show.

The result: A collection of ethereal, romantic gowns and dresses in dreamy shades of dove grey, cornflower, lavender and violet, adorned with childlike paper crowns.

Aksu, who is based in London, said Friday he was inspired by the grace and charisma of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Marie, who became the queen of Romania in 1922.

Silhouettes were soft and free flowing, with the exception of some cropped evening jackets and brocade pencil skirts. Most pieces seemed to be composed of layers of the sheerest organza, adorned with abstracted, Art Deco-style botanical prints.