Big Lips and Bat Wings at Giles Sensational S/S14 Show
Now let's get my love for Giles out the way before I begin coming across intensely biased. The loveable Northern-born famed for being dubbed 'the most outgoing man' in fashion responsible for dressing Katy Perry in that controversial little green cleavage-baring number on Sesame Street is simply faultless. Quite frankly, in my peepers, the man could do no wrong, he even makes QVC look sexy! Therefore, it was more than a treat to be ticked-pink by yet another one of his quirk-tastic, insistingly delicious collections.
Immediately the runway was consumed by models drenched in romance, wearing silk dresses, suit jackets and robes so beautifully printed it's as if they had gone into a famous gallery and draped themselves in what the walls had to offer. Colours were rich as muted dark greens met pearlescent whites and caramel browns.
Deacon's playful side came out as the images turned to those more bright of a woman smoking and all of a sudden the bright pink lips previewed on his invite seemed to come alive, embellished onto sheer mesh and worn as sleeves, lace inserts and over slips. As the lips feature developed onwards, colours turned to a vibrant purple sparkle giving a glamourous opulence.
Kitsch as he may be, Deacon's next collection inspiration had to be that of the night riders, bats as he submerged great gowns in multicoloured silhouettes further amounting to dramatic rich black satin gown with a gothic headpiece that if Issie Blow were still here would snap up in an instant. A new dimension was added as Giles introduced weaved bodices with ostrich feather skirts as well as sequin and beading detailing, adding yet more 1920's over-the-top opulence.
Keeping things in character, however jaw-droppingly beautiful Deacon's creations can be, he decided simple striped flat trainers were a much more appropriate choice than some of the chunky oversized heels and bowed shoe boots we've been treated to this season.
Without a doubt, this is yet another incredibly Giles collection. By that I mean, ambitious, captivating and bewitching, just like the man himself.
Overindulge yourself in Giles with the gallery above featuring both backstage and on the runway and take a sneaky peep at the show clip below.