Posted on June 17, 2012

I remember back in 2005 while working as a junior in his pal’s architectural practice, Giles Deacon was beginning to make a notch in the fashion world. Fast forward to 2012 and that little “notch” is now a huge worldwide laser cut pattern with a turnover that increases every single year, even during this recession.

Check out the Giles pre-spring/Resort 2013 here. Like the mind of the man himself, subtle it is not!

Clearly from the use of multiple photographic prints, the Resort collection was heavily inspired by the classical statues at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire, (the stately home where Brideshead Revisited was filmed). It’s quite clever how the folds and drapes in marble worn by the statues translate in an almost “optical illusion” of sorts within each silk garment.

Elsewhere laser cut dresses and cropped jackets come in beautiful pastel-like shades of coral and aqua while being supplemented between quirky and fun black and white printed graphics of female characters with driving googles and and either green, red or black painted lips.

There’s no doubt that this collection is aimed at those women who want to stand out from the crowd and what makes this wonderfully quirky collection work is that the simple, easy to wear shapes remedy the eccentricity of the prints, making it just right!

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