London Fashion Week AW15: GILES


Dark, gothic and dancing models is the best way to describe the GILES AW 15 collection.

When I saw the archway covered in ferns and leaves, and the dim lighting, which resembled sunlight scattering through a rainforest canopy, I was expecting something similar to what we witnessed with the SS15 collection, but was I wrong, so very wrong.

Giles Deacon kicked off his collection with an Elizabethan gothic theme, with high frill necklines, cravats and ruffled neck collars.

The models all boasted very natural eye make-up, contrasted with black lipstick. All models wore their hair in a slick back plaited ponytail, secured with a black ribbon.

Kendall Jenner wasn’t difficult to spot in the line-up of models, as the 6th out, she rocked a black leather skirt and exaggerated shoulders in a black blouse. It was a pleasant change as the model had the chance to express themselves by striking a variation of poses in the eye-catching archway.

The only block colours the 45-year-old included in the collection that wasn’t black or white was orange and yellow. The orange was donned on a silk ribbon and the yellow was splashed across pointed heeled shoes and on two of the pieces.

The Darlington born British designer showcased an element of dark-side femininity through full length monochrome flowing dresses which glided along the catwalk.

Self-described humorous, dark and sexy, his creativity within his collections are utterly mesmerising, a beautiful balance between quirky and wearable.

Since presenting his first collection at London Fashion Week in February 2004, Giles has grown considerably. I was expecting big structured dresses, which are often present within his collections, just like that beautiful animal print ball grown structured dress during his SS15 finale, but did he deliver? Yes he did. With a finale of a structured folded dress, which was short at the front and ball gown like at the back, it swayed as the model twirled and danced down the runway.

This collection, yet again, showcased the creativity of Giles Deacon and left us thinking; we can’t wait to incorporate these dark feminine looks into our autumn/winter wardrobes.


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