FASHION

DILARA FINDIKOGLU CELEBRATES SAMHAIN WITH NEW SS19 COLLECTION

 

PHOTOGRAPHY Wanda Martin
WORDS Julian de la Celle


It seems fitting for a designer like Dilara Findikoglu, the Turkish-born CSM alumni who has been breaking the ideals of your stereotypical fashion presentation or runway show, to present her SS19 collection on Halloween in Dennis Severs’ Georgian Grade-II listed House in Spitalfields. Last year her SS18 collection was deemed by InfoWars’ host Alex Jones as an “Illuminati-Themed Fashion Show Held At London Catholic Church.” The house was dressed appropriately for the presentation with six different rooms covered in red, black and white Victorian materials, candles, wiccan items and symbols and models holding dolls, moving around the room and watching you as you were watching them. There was an eerie sense of discomfort that helped bring the theme of the show to life - “May the Darkness Light the Way.”