Fright night! Models made-up like skeletons and vampires don nightmare-inspired outfits as they take to the catwalk for London Fashion Week
- Dilara Findikoglu has pushed the boundaries with her hair-raising designs at London Fashion Week
- She sent her bizarre range clothing down the runway in a Catholic church for her show on Monday
- The costumes seemed to have a satanic influence with a punk-rock twist - models wore horns, capes and latex
An up-and-coming rebel of the fashion world made sure that her show was one to remember as she sent her latest range of boundary-pushing designs down the catwalk at London Fashion Week on Monday night.
Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu's Spring/Summer 2018 collection, which was showcased at the alter of a Catholic church, had an element of Victorian Goth combined with satanic imagery.
Rapper Brooke Candy and drag artist Violet Chachki were within her troupe of heavily made-up models that strutted to the soundtrack of 80s dark wave and traditional belly-dancing music.
Nightmare before Christmas: This model looks like she's just walked off the set of a Tim Burton film with freaky face paint
Creepy: This outfit looks like something a Victorian doll might wear. The tights and bizarre symbolism gives it a modern twist
Vampire style: with heavy stage make-up and dipped silver fingers this Dracula look-a-like certainly made an impression
This model looks like something you see in nightmares. With a possessed look in her eyes, she looks just like a corpse bride
The Turkish creative made a name for herself two years ago at Central Saint Martins when she held a guerrilla presentation for the students whose work didn't make it into the official press show.
Growing up with Muslim parents in Istanbul she admitted wanting to explore constantly. She told Vogue magazine that became fascinated with parapsychology, the occult and 'magic stuff' - which clearly shows in her unusual designs.
Dilara treated fashionistas to an array off face tattoos, tartan and lace at St Andrew Church in London.
Off the catwalk, her quirky designs can be found in Selfridges in London and have been worn by the likes of Rihanna and FKA Twiggs.
Dark and edgy: The model's heavily tattooed torso blends beautifully with the thick folds of material and ruffles
Punk: This costume would be one that the Sex Pistols would approve of. A nod to the punk rock era, her music taste shows in her designs
Fortune teller: St Andrews Church in London was transformed into a catwalk for London Fashion Week. The set design takes inspiration from tarot card imagery
For her show on Monday night, Dilara transformed St Andrews Church, in London, into a graphic runway.
Fashion insiders lined the front row as models strutted their stuff down a checker board catwalk. The set was dominated by a towering backdrop packed with symbolism from tarot card imagery.
Dilara's occult influences were evident in the ensembles she unveiled. One model looked eerily pale as she appeared in a shredded cream outfit apparently inspired by a corpse bride.
Another wearing a daring black and white ensemble had her mouth covered in bone-like make-up.
Several others had their faces painted in large symbols that appeared to be inspired by witchcraft.
Lady in red: This combines delicate ball gown with latex underwear and thigh length tights. The look is finished with trainers
Making a statement: Fashionistas watch as Dilara's quirky designs make their debut for her Spring/Summer 2018 collection
Pushing boundaries: Dilara's designs have been worn by other rebellious characters like Rihanna, FKA Twiggs and Grimes
Rock chic: This outfit has a strong Egyptian feel with the eye make-up used and the symbols on her top. Dilara also likes to have her own name scrawled on her designs
Attention to detail: Snakes wrap around this model's thigh-high socks and embellish her statement belt buckle
Chilling: Hairy horns, oversized puff ball sleeves and barbed wire around her neck, this look is certainly a scary one
Influencers: Dilara used drag artist Violet Chachki and rapped Brooke Candy as part of her modelling cast
Daring: With the designer's name printed on the front of this pink dress, this androgynous model walks down the runway
Glitz and gold: A slightly brighter addition to the collection, this model glistens as she walks through the church
Music inspiration: Heavy on the punk rock vibe again, this model dons a pretty impressive Mohawk as part of his outfit
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