gilesdeacon_swimwear_goldnewlook.jpgSummer just got a whole lot more appealing with the news that Giles Deacon is (finally) adding a beachwear line to his Gold label for New Look.

And his inspiration? Why the glitterati that sun themselves by LA's luxury pools, of course.

"It was all designed while on a research trip to Los Angeles - by the pool at the Chateau Marmont," he told Vogue. "For me it's not so much Eighties-inspired but more a mix of clean lines and graphic boldness with a touch of playfulness."

Hmm, "research trip" indeed! The range of bikinis, swimsuits, beach bags, kaftans and flip flops is in store now, and via New Look's website from next week.

In other brief Giles news, he will also be presenting a selection of his favourite designer creations at the V&A Museum on 17th July as part of Fashion in Motion - read more here.