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Giles Deacon Fashion Designer Profile Female: Renowned British designer Giles Deacon has managed to combine fantasy with sheik to become one of Britain’s most popular stylists.
Having studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, alongside other successful designers Alexander McQueen and Luella Barkley; Deacon got his start in fashion by designing for high-fashion houses like Vertigo Benita and Louis Vuiton and Gucci, under the watchful eye of the fashionable Tom Ford from 1998 until 2002.
By 2003, he had begun his own label Giles, and was showing his ability to combine skillful technique and fancy designs with a sense of humor and is credited with high octane glamour into British fashion.
He demonstrated his how new label in a dramatic gothic-inspired show held in a converted ruins church in early 2005, and this was the rising star’s third collection show at London Fashion Week.
Giles Deacon: It’s always have been you know, the highly sophisticated and very kind of leading in its field but I think it does the last past years to redevelop in a whole business perspective in a way in which the productions are now kind of compete on a global international level which I think it may be needed for time.
Female: His clothes had a sophisticated couture feel but with a modern edge— plush velvets and deep emerald green; jet black and rich gold were formed into great dresses and voluminous coats. But they were—Deacon showed tailored trouser suits, tight leggings and crisp cotton shirts often trimmed with velvet.
2005 also saw him bring some sophistication to the catwalk at London Fashion Week with designs for women over forty in mind; and to emphasize this, he employed a more mature selection of models with early 90’s supermodel Linda Evangelista, opening and closing the show.
The Spring-Summer 2006 collection were not more simple and streamlined, featuring an Egyptian styled see-through black dress; a pinstriped jacket and scarf with puff pockets; a white mini dress with thick black zipper at the back and often it’s mainly one-colored, occasionally finished off with hats or a headdress.
Coats and suits were structured with neatly tailored colors and pen-touch waist of fabrics consisted of silk, stiff satin and taffeta in a subdued palette including cream, white and taupe.
By 2008 he has displayed some truly stunning shows and also some quite bizarre ones. He unveiled a collection that was inspired by the 1980’s popular culture icon Pacman. In a collection that pitched a thirty-seven outfits, is rather unusual creations mixed attractive dresses in a variety of colors with some astonishing headgear resembling the videogame characters—all chasing one another down the catwalk.
And in true Giles style the audience was able to capture his feminine tailoring which featured elegant Bernalli gown suitable for the red carpet.
Although Deacon himself has hit the red carpet a number of times, being named the British fashion designer of the year in 2006; as well as receiving a number of nominations for the Red Carpet Designer of the Year, he’s more used to dressing people for it than walking on it.
His legion of fans include actress Thandie Newton and model Agnes Dean who knew exactly what dress of Deacon she wanted to wear to the 2097 British Fashion Awards. Lilly Allan who’s also appeared numerous times in his gowns under the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in 2008 stood out with her shocking pink hair color and pink dress that was decorated with images of Bambi.
So is it just coincidence that Giles Deacon’s introduction into the world fashion occurred around the same time that British fashion flourished? Or was it his stylish designs and rapidly growing success that gave him his growing clientele and fan base that had something to do with it?
Who knows? But what we do know is that Giles Deacon has created a truly stylish image.