The Designers At LFW Using Their Platforms To Encourage Kindness

The collections which pulled on our heartstrings.


London Fashion Week for AW23 has unfortunately come to an end after showcasing their incredible talent over the past five days. New trends burst onto the scene, and our Insta feeds were flooded with street styles from the fashion capital. But, aside from the cool fits and emerging trends, we were touched by the designers who used their stage to promote kindness and positivity. 


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Dilara Findikoglu, Not a Man’s Territory 

The Turkish-British fashion designer released a heartfelt note ahead of debuting her AW23 collection at London Fashion Week. The designer found herself in mourning for her fellow Turkish citizens who tragically lost their lives in the devasting earthquakes which have occurred over the past two weeks. Findikoglu took a moment to respectfully ask show attendees to donate to the Turkish and Syrians affected by the earthquakes. She stated that providing a QR code for donations was the first step in her performance. By using her voice and platform to shine a light on the devastation, she raised money as well as awareness for those who have been affected, uprooted, and made homeless. 



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Her collection itself was striking and emotive, classic Findikoglu style. Immersive and sensual atmospheres are right up her street; this year was no exception. The ‘Not a Man’s Territory’ collection gave us goosebumps as it played with pain, fetishism, and sexuality. The clothing highlighted the feelings of awkwardness and female distress as harsh and constraining pieces appeared down the runway. The key takeaways were boned corsets, latex tights and metal fastenings.  

Paolo Carzana, Queer Symphonies

Paolo Carzana showcased a collection as beautiful as it sounded at LFW for his menswear AW23. ‘Queer Symphonies’ took inspiration from the struggles and hardships that queer people have had to endure for decades. Queer lives, which were taken too early, were also a major inspiration behind the creation of the collection. Waving the flag high and proud, his designs did all those inspirational people justice.



The Welsh designer uses his initiative in all his work to create garments of meaningful expression. Angelic forms were constructed from organza, and bias-cut coats and suits were used to feature traditional Welsh tapestry. The deconstructed and knotted designs were beautifully crafted in organic colors.

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