Turkish designer Dilara Findokoglu questions the meaning of love in this collection of sensual, queer wedding garments. Drawing on a range of material, from the costumes in the 1917 version of Cleopatra, to Virginia Woolf’s book Orlando and Sofia Coppola’s film Marie Antoinette, as well as the work of French photographer Claude Cahun and Victorian mourning attire, she saw this collection as an opportunity to create clothes that weren’t necessarily “sellable” or commercially minded.
‘As long as his wig wasn’t flat and his complexion not sunburn, he feared no battle.’
- Philippe, Duke of Orléans
“I feel that the way Philippe rebelled against the social conventions of his time is very relevant to how people today are trying to fight against the oppression of the LGBTQ community,” she says.
The collection sustainable too - central to the offering is an upcycling element, seen via the vintage pieces Findikoglu sourced and leftover fabrics she used from previous collections.
DIE FOR LOVE
Photography CASPER SEJERSEN
Styling ELLIE GRACE CUMMING