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GilesSpring Summer 2015 London

Runway Review
9/15/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Giles Deacon embarked on a dangerous and daring expedition into the rainforest for Spring, with the soundtrack of tigers and birds booming before the show even began. His spin wasn't taken verbatim, but was instead expanded upon through the lens of his trademark aesthetic: a blend of frisky and animated detailing with tried-and-true shapes and a relatively muted palette. Deacon's love of what's current never played out better than it did with this assortment.

It was all about animals of prey and Deacon pulled inspiration from Walton Ford and his wildlife paintings. Leopards, snakes, and winged creatures were all present, though very well groomed. Slithering beings wrapped around cozy knits, mini dresses, and draped cap-sleeve jumpsuits. The snakes weren't done just yet as they returned to close the show in jacquard on a cape, frocks, a retro-inspired coat, and red carpet-ready gowns.

Majestic eagles were on the search for their next meal, but first got caught on a tie-neck maxi dress and leg-baring caftan. The languishing visages of leopards gawked from inside shattered dark and stormy patterns on everything from floor-grazing ballgowns to flirty skirt sets. It wasn't all meant to shock and awe as a pair of trousers in the digitally dissected pattern was paired with a white button-front shirt and silver footwear for one of the most practical ensembles in the offerings.

Some of the most noteworthy pieces were covered in sketched cat claws and tiger paws: a roomy sweater with the motif in fuchsia, cobalt, and black, a white cape stunner with the furry pattern peeking out from over her shoulder, tiny versions of the design uplifting a black peplum skirt suit, and a conservative pink frock gone wild with all over claws. A zip-front top and roomy trouser set with the motif was the perfect juxtaposition of hard and soft elements (though not particularly wearable), while a slinky sequin-embellished gown seemed an allusion to how one should behave in the boudoir covered in monstrous green and orange paws. A relaxed short sleeve frock with the same aforementioned patterns was one of the most functional pieces when paired with tassel-fringed brogues (save for its shimmering appearance), like one of its counterparts in white cotton.

As for the prettiest designs? Those emerged in the form of metallic leather, laser cut dresses whose hems were embellished with flower appliqués. Though a bit saccharine in their approach, they were a refreshing change with all the wildness at hand and if taken to high-fashion formal events, they will definitely light up with camera flashes.

The entire collection was incredibly different and completely absorbing: something that Deacon does time and time again to be frank. Though the designs were bold, they will definitely be very attractive when it comes to selling in the market, which we all know is crucial at the end of the day.

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9/15/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Giles Deacon embarked on a dangerous and daring expedition into the rainforest for Spring, with the soundtrack of tigers and birds booming before the show even began. His spin wasn't taken verbatim, but was instead expanded upon through the lens of his trademark aesthetic: a blend of frisky and animated detailing with tried-and-true shapes and a relatively muted palette. Deacon's love of what's current never played out better than it did with this assortment.

It was all about animals of prey and Deacon pulled inspiration from Walton Ford and his wildlife paintings. Leopards, snakes, and winged creatures were all present, though very well groomed. Slithering beings wrapped around cozy knits, mini dresses, and draped cap-sleeve jumpsuits. The snakes weren't done just yet as they returned to close the show in jacquard on a cape, frocks, a retro-inspired coat, and red carpet-ready gowns.

Majestic eagles were on the search for their next meal, but first got caught on a tie-neck maxi dress and leg-baring caftan. The languishing visages of leopards gawked from inside shattered dark and stormy patterns on everything from floor-grazing ballgowns to flirty skirt sets. It wasn't all meant to shock and awe as a pair of trousers in the digitally dissected pattern was paired with a white button-front shirt and silver footwear for one of the most practical ensembles in the offerings.

Some of the most noteworthy pieces were covered in sketched cat claws and tiger paws: a roomy sweater with the motif in fuchsia, cobalt, and black, a white cape stunner with the furry pattern peeking out from over her shoulder, tiny versions of the design uplifting a black peplum skirt suit, and a conservative pink frock gone wild with all over claws. A zip-front top and roomy trouser set with the motif was the perfect juxtaposition of hard and soft elements (though not particularly wearable), while a slinky sequin-embellished gown seemed an allusion to how one should behave in the boudoir covered in monstrous green and orange paws. A relaxed short sleeve frock with the same aforementioned patterns was one of the most functional pieces when paired with tassel-fringed brogues (save for its shimmering appearance), like one of its counterparts in white cotton.

As for the prettiest designs? Those emerged in the form of metallic leather, laser cut dresses whose hems were embellished with flower appliqués. Though a bit saccharine in their approach, they were a refreshing change with all the wildness at hand and if taken to high-fashion formal events, they will definitely light up with camera flashes.

The entire collection was incredibly different and completely absorbing: something that Deacon does time and time again to be frank. Though the designs were bold, they will definitely be very attractive when it comes to selling in the market, which we all know is crucial at the end of the day.


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