Giles SS12
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

Giles Fall Winter 2011
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

London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2011 was un-be-lie-va-ble. I made some amazing friends, drank too many lattes, and got to secretly celebrate the fashion of my favourite city in the world. Click the photos above for my Blackberry roundup. Click the XX links below for the reviews of my favourite shows.

Friday

Orla Kiely XX
Caroline Charles XX
Hannah Marshall XX
PPQ XX

Saturday

Twenty8Twelve XX
Topshop Unique XX
BodyAmr XX

Sunday

Mulberry XX
Mary Katrantzou XX
Charlie Le Mindu XX
Basso and Brooke XX
Vivienne Westwood Red Label XX
Matthew Williamson XX

Monday

Roksanda Ilincic XX
Meadham Kirchhoff XX
Erdem XX
Giles XX
Holly Fulton XX
Nicole Farhi XX

Tuesday

Fashion East XX
Burberry Prorsum XX
Marios Schwab XX

Giles LFW Runway
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