One of my amazing and super talented London friends, has been interning at Giles Deacon for the past few months and was involved in his London Fashion Week show. This was obviously going to be biassed favourite collection, so I wrote my Michael van der Ham post first.
Giles is such a talented designer and is from Darlington, (only a couple of miles from my own childhood home). What I love most about him, is that he too, accidently fell into the creative industry rather than knowing it was what he wanted to do. Originally he wanted to become a marine biologist and failed his Chemistry A-level, then went on to complete art qualifications before ending up at Central Saint Martins.
I read the following on Fashion 156 and this sums up the collection far better than I ever could:
"A formidable black plumed headdress masking all but a pair of commanding eyes opened Giles’ AW12 collection with a clear message: Giles Deacon is back, and perhaps more disconcerting than ever. Continuing the restrained silhouette of his AW11 collection, this show took the audience from luxe black tuxedo jackets worn over stern high-collared white shirts, to feminine gowns with fraying hems and cloth that looked as though it had been licked by the flames of a tragic house fire. As always, it is these suggestions of a fashion narrative which draw the audience in to Giles’ shadowy designs."
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It's also worth noting (see what I did there), Giles lit up Stationers Hall with Miller Harris candles and my favourite scent, L’air de Rien. If you're ever struggling for a present idea for me, I absolutely adore these candles.