Giles Deacon in Motion
Giles Deacon selected his favourite looks from the past five years for an exceptional show mixing seasons, volumes, colours and inspirations. The highlights of the show included 60’s futuristic-style pop helmets from SS09, a billowy baby pink satin jacket and skirt from AW08, and oversized giant knitted scarves from his earlier FW07 collection.
My personal favourite pieces from the designer were a strapless floor-length taupe dress incorporating knits and feathers, with a corseted top (AW09) and a gorgeous black and white ruffled printed dress (SS09, see picture on the right, dress in the middle).
Overall, a fantastic opportunity to see the evolution of this designer whose strengths are definitely prints, volumes, and play on fabrics and fur/feathers. Truly experimental sometimes. Truly inspirational always.
It was the perfect time for the designer to show a retrospective of his work, since his latest AW09 collection was quite a mixture of his work so far, the designer defining it as ‘a revisiting of all the things of my own that I’ve liked—and hopefully an improvement on them.‘ (Style.com).
But most of all, it might also be a turning-point in the designer’s career, since he has just won the 2009 French ANDAM fashion award, with a prize of of 160.000€, and is due to show at Paris Fashion Week in September.
A well deserved-recognition for the Central Saint Martins graduate of 1994, where he studied alongside Alexander McQueen, before launching an international career working for prestigious houses such a Bottega Venetta, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren. But everything is possible when you are Katie Grand‘s ex-boyfriend!
Photos: Alize Morand