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LFW AW2017: Designers Make A Political Stance On Hope During London Fashion Week


Daniel Lismore, Jodie Harsh and friends prove unity is stronger than ever to support the Diesel #MakeLoveNotWalls Campaign for Hope, Diversity and Equality against discrimination during London Fashion Week, Photo Credit: Mehul Derodra


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It’s the season of love. See it. Celebrate it. Spread it. LFW marked a new awakening for fashion designers in the recent political climate where politics is having a profound effect on shaping society and culture. Love does not do boundaries and neither do we was the powerful message Designers were promoting diversity and equality.


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Designers such as Ashish Gupta emphasise a theme in his new collection for Autumn Winter 2017 where Hope and love takes centre stage with the clear message we must stand up and unite against hate. Gupta’s intention was to throw glitter on politics in response to Trump as he stated hope must prevail in order to make a difference in the world if we are to promote change.


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For Autumn Winter 2017 models saunter down the catwalk to an uplifting soundtrack wearing clothes that signified slogans of unity emblazoned on ice hockey inspired sportswear.
The motto ‘Love See’s no colour’ was a strong political statement evoked feelings of beauty, intrigue and heartache as spectators heard renditions of Radio Head’s Creep by a Choir on the catwalk show soundtrack.


A burlesque dancer strikes a pose for Diesel #MakeLoveNotWalls LFW Event Photo Credit: Mehul Derodra

It seems even the big fashion industry veterans are getting more involved in a slew of political statements with Italian clothing brands such as Diesel. Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti and Italian fashion entrepreneur Renzo Rosso presented their debut PR Campaign #MakeLoveNotWalls with a film directed by David Lachapelle in response to US President Trump’s plan to build a wall separating the United States from Mexico.


Mural at the Diesel #MakeLoveNotWalls LFW Event Photo Credit: Mehul Derodra

A Mural at the Diesel event during London Fashion Week signified the uniform for change to wear down the wall as custom Diesel love tanks runs on rainbows rolling around London.


Drag Queen Artist Pose in front of the Diesel Love Tank during London Fashion Week Photo Credit: Mehul Derodra

For spring summer 2017 ‘Make Love Not Walls Campaign’ Diesel promotes super stretch denim as adaptability is their philosophy with slim fits to suit all shapes and sizes. What’s not to love.

So if your after clothing that promotes amnesty and is against hate Diesel is pioneering this political movement as Naomi Campbell lent her name to the cause by making a surprise appearance before midnight as party revellers danced the night away to a private DJ set by drag Artist Jodie Harsh.


Jodie Harsh performs DJ Set for Diesel LFW #MakeLoveNotWalls Event Photo Credit: Mehul Derodra

Celebrities and Fashion Influencers that attended the event also include: Naomi Isted, Toby Huntington-Whiteley, Oliver Proudlock and Connor Maynard


Celebrity Guest and Fashion Influencers attend the Diesel #MakeLoveNotWalls LFW Event Photo Credit Mehul Derodra


Model Isaac Carew attends the Diesel #MakeLoveNotWalls Event during LFW 2017 Photo Credit: Mehul Derodra

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