While Giles Deacon whimsically tagged his latest collection as “showgirls, superstars, society ladies and a silver swan“, I have seriously never seen silver like the silver I saw at Giles for Spring/Summer 2012.
Inspired by photographer Cecil Beaton (and the images of his sister Baba, in particular), Giles presented a collection that was stuffed to it’s flawless brim with striking and super-shimmering pieces; standout pieces include swan prints mixed with light-reflective design, feather-trimmed wedding dresses, and a bevy of silver laser-cut leather that I am now convinced every woman needs. Not to say it was all metallics, as one of my favourite pieces was an opulent red, tiered column gown. On top of that, the casting was incredible. This season, Giles Deacon managed to combine the theatrical with the wearable in such a way that young designers will be referencing this collection for years to come. View Post
All guests of last night’s Giles shindig were summoned (yes, the invitation was a fashionable summons) to enter through the metal detectors of a court house. I invariably have a concoction of ideas for Mr. Deacon, yet my premonition is always positive. For Fall/Winter 2011, everything exhibited much more sophistication. Black and white were the prevailing colours, with special attention paid to black Swarovski beading, and every noggin was topped with a refined bow. Giles hit it on the head. See the top five looks below! View Post
When Janice Dickinson is on front row, you know you’re in for a treat. Giles Deacon had the best ‘model’ line-up of London Fashion Week, hands down; pregnant model-slash-TV presenter Abbey Clancy, curve-tastic Kelly Brook, (The A-Team…) Ana, Alessandra, Amber (Le Bon), Agyness and 71-year-old legend Veruschka, who closed. Giles just has an incredible eye. His collections are always a lesson in ‘How To Wear Colour‘, and with a sweet selection of fluorescent Sibling knits, he did not dissapoint. With a strong nineties club influence, he is pulling shapes like it’s nobody’s business. View Post