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Turkish fashion designer and recent Central Saint Martins graduate, Dilara Findikoglu, took to London to showcase her FW17 collection. Last season, Findikoglu’s SS17 presentation was a whirlwind of influences that clashed gang symbols, ’70s-era Bowie glitz and glam and rococo-era Marie Antoinette vibes.

For FW17, Dilara added some nostalgic goth and nu-metal homages into the mix. Corpse paint, elaborate facial jewelry and mock tribal tattoos took viewers on a time warp back to the days when KoRn and Disturbed reigned supreme, and Dilara also took the opportunity to pay tribute to goth-metal icon Marilyn Manson. See below for a gothy ensemble and Marilyn tee sported by sultry Instagram mega-celeb Sita Abellan.

My Satanic angel @sitabellan in one of Dilara 4 Marilyn T shirts.. Tomorrow is the day ?

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It seems that this shout-out to the lord of darkness is actually an official collab — let’s hope so.

DILARA 4 MARILYN @marilynmanson SOON #say10 #marilynmanson #dilarafindikoglu thank you @ella.dror @ashjsmithuk @ben_ditto ???

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Elsewhere, Dilara used glitzy detailing, lavish embroideries, sheer fabrics and wacky haircuts to pack yet more visual punch. The results were sort of like someone dragged Alessandro Michele’s Gucci through a dungeon filled with evil clowns and Slipknot. In the best way.

For more from London Fashion Week, check out the FW17 shows from Marta Jakubowski and ROBERTS | WOOD

Words by Alec Leach
Freelance Writer/Editor/Consultant

Alec Leach grew up in Brighton, England, but now lives in Berlin