Get your freak on Giles Deacon!
On Friday the 17th July, i attended a Fashion in Motion event at the V&A.
At this particular event, it showcased designer Giles
Deacon's most favorite pieces from all his past collections on one runway. The show was fabulous. From when the first model graced the runway i was locked on to the amazing range of outfits, from pac man styled hats to elegant, unique dresses with intricate, little embellishments and quality printing and designs. Deacon has previously commented on how he likes the mixture of 'glamour and grit,' and many of the outfits were highly glamourous and sophisticated, yet with a grungy twist.
Here are a few of our photos of the set up at V&A that was transformed into a catwalk.
Music included music from the theme tune to Fraggle Rock (hah!) to LL Cool J & Jlo.
We were in second row, i have good contacts ;)
Sitting in front of us was Hillary Alexander, the Fashion Editor for the Telegraph and Barbara Hulanicki (the founder of 60's iconic, fashion store Biba and whom recently completed a collection for Topshop).
Here is a collection of outfits included on the runway, unfortunately our diy photos do not do them justice.
Reconise this top? As seen on Emma Watson on the latest cover of Elle magazine.
This dress is one of my favourite pieces of the collection: simple, monochrome, effortless and chic.
Here comes the Pac Man influence and Deacon flaunting his dramatic designs.
I personally wouldn't wear the head design, ahem, but this pink metallic mini is amazing.
These over the knee boots may seem OTT but they are all over A/W collections, time to search out a pair now.
I feel for the poor girl who modeled this scarf, she deserves a medal.
The heels modeled in this photo were used throughout the collection in a variety of colours and very versatile in teaming with different looks and styles. nom nom nom.
This is my all time favorite Giles Deacon piece, its so girly, romantic, please?
The best part about the show was actually meeting Mr Deacons himself! Sitting on the V&A steps, we had a cosy chat with Giles. He was so down to earth and i quote told us 'put as much effort as you can into any thing you do and you will get so far!' And yes, we are on first name terms ;)
BUT WHO IS GILES DEACON?
Giles Deacon is a British Fashion designer who studied at Central Saint Martins (as well as Luella Bartly, Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen, Stella Mccartney.. phew) graduating in 1992 to then move on to Paris. Whilst in Paris, he began his fashion career in design working alongside Jean Charles de Castelbajac. He has previously designed for Bottega Veneta, Gucci and Lois Vuttion before launching his own label Giles. His debut collection received instant, international acclaim and bought a closer inspection on British fashion.
Deacon has received success in not only his collections but in being the recipient of the 2004 British Fashion Award for Best New Designer and in 2006 he went on to receive the prestigious Designer of the Year Award.
Many of you may reconise Giles Deacon in another sense, in 2007 he partnered up with New Look to create his 'Gold' by Giles Deacon range. This collection made his work and style accessible for a wider audience at a more affordable price. This collection was quickly snapped up and very successful, so much that i am eagerly awaiting his A/W fall collection.
His latest collection Spring/Summer 2010 for his Giles label will be shown at Paris Fashion Week.
Heres the link to Giles Deacon at New Look: