Giles Deacon

giles deaconGiles Deacon , one of  London ‘s leading fashion designers, presented selection of his favorite pieces in a series of free catwalk shows in the V&A’s Raphael Gallery in London.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 1992, Giles Deacon worked with Jean Charles de Castelbajac in Paris, at Bottega Venata and with Tom Ford at Gucci in Milan before launching his own label “Giles” in 2004. His debut received instant international acclaim and brought a renewed focus to London fashion.  His shows are now widely recognized as the highlight of London Fashion Week. For the last two years Deacon has been creating a line for hight street fashion shop, New Look, and in 2007 Deacon was awarded “British Designer of the Year”.

Deacon’s clothes mix high level craftsmanship with an imaginative design approach, often referencing pop-culture. His pieces feature dramatic proportions, startling prints and tactile surface finishes which combine to make his collection recognizable.

Giles Deacon said: “I am thrilled to be taking part in fashion in motion, as the V&A is one of the world’s most interesting museums and my personal favorite. I have been visiting it regularly since my teenage years and to see my work there is amazing.”

-Olga Lader