Giles Spring 2014: Gone Batty

Giles was a highlight of London Fashion Week, as he often is, for designer Giles Deacon's uniquely dramatic and surprise-filled wares.
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Giles was a highlight of London Fashion Week, as he often is, for designer Giles Deacon's uniquely dramatic and surprise-filled wares.
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Giles was a highlight of London Fashion Week, as he often is, for designer Giles Deacon's uniquely dramatic and surprise-filled wares.

Models sped through the historic show space in beautiful clothes of comparable grandeur, infused with cheeky elements that only added to their appeal.

The show began with a series of darkly beautiful silk frocks printed with photographs of models including Kate Moss, Amanda de Cadenet, and Amber Valletta (from a Prada campaign shoot approved by Miuccia, herself) in a way that made it look like centuries-old religious artwork. Things lightened up a bit in the middle: When a series of hot pink looks with lip motifs came out, we wondered if we were still at the same show. And then we laughed at the fact that those lips were outlining gapped teeth--perhaps modeled after one of show's models, Georgia May Jagger.

After the lips came the dramatic ballgowns--something you don't see a lot of in London, and something we were really looking forward to, but not as much as the inevitable OTT headpieces, which this season vaguely resembled bats. It was awesome, and Cara Delevingne was the perfect girl to wear one.

Photos: IMAXtree