LONDON--Giles is always a confident collection. Mr. Deacon is cocky--in the best possible sense of the word--which make his clothes sing, no matter what idea he's tackling.
But last night was different. Set in the second highest court house in the country--we had to go through metal detectors to enter--it was more mature without losing that distinctive Giles feel. Comprised mostly of black and white, the designer showed plenty of takes on the traditional white blouse and the little black dress, tying it all up with a prim bow in each girl's hair.
Of course, a good bit of Deacon's runway success can be attributed to Katie Grand, who knows him so well that she's able to elevate his clothes in a way every stylist wishes they could for their client.
We also loved the true red lipstick used on the models. It was straightforward without being an afterthought. What's more, the colorful print and black Swarovski beading that popped up at the end made for a dynamic ending.
**Photos by Imaxtree.