Earlier this week, Nine West hosted a preview of their collaboration with Giles at Le Bain, the Standard’s den of iniquity rarely seen during the light of day. Unfortunately, the bain itself was covered with a wood floor, but there still were mango martinis to indulge in. The best part of this daytime party, though, was Giles’ adorable and amazingly priced collection for Nine West and the funny anecdotes he offered about designing, action figures and hit Brit TV.
Focusing primarily around Giles’ original character Eek (you’ve seen him on intarsia sweaters in Giles’ main line), this collab is nothing but fun. The shoes come in sophisticated black wedges, boots, and flats with tough-girl buckle details ranging from $99 to $149, and the totes, priced at $99, are cartoon-cute with Eek emblazoned on the outside and the most precious orange laptop case inside.
On top of all the cute shoes and bags are necklaces and a bracelet that play off Eek’s comic proportions, and while Giles and Nine West creative director Fred Allard noted that they’re perfect for younger girls, I couldn’t help but want to snatch them up for myself.
Watching Allard and Deacon munching on sweets and giggling about classic Brit sitcom Keeping Up Appearances (they’ve ensure me it is a must watch) [Ed. note: It is], it was obvious that this collaboration was a natural fit.
There’s also a short film about the collaboration that customers can see after scanning their tags. It’s a fun way to merge technology and fashion, though I’m also quite pleased about the super-cute USB drive I received that was camoflauged inside an orange Eek. It’s my new favorite toy!
Giles’ line will hit Nine West stores in August, so be sure to check out the Nine West in your town. Until then, you’ll just have to keep clicking through the gallery below to pick out your favorite items. Happy browsing!