Catwalk Review: Giles S/S 2011

21/09/2010 17:14 | Updated 22 May 2015

Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/Wire Image

DESIGNER: Giles Deacon

INSPIRATION: Deacon's memories of early 90s hangout The Milk Bar was realised in cartoon tongue-in-cheek charm that was just a little bit nuts.

TOP LOOKS: Kelly Brook sported a plunging fitted black floral dress, with cartoon eyeballs in between the blooms - a comment on the nature of celebrity perhaps, but whatever the subtext, it looked great. A candyfloss silk chiffon slip dress teamed with Stephen Jones-designed pompom headdress, and corseted prom frocks printed with Elastoplast bandages both got the balance between feminine and fun just right. Dazzling intarsia knits featuring intricate graphics including big eyes and Pac-Man motif added to the assault on the senses.

ACCESSORIES: Huge pompom headdresses, Converse trainers and polka dot kitten heels.

WHO WAS THERE: Forget the front row, Giles returned to London Fashion Week with a stellar cast of models. A newly-Mohawked Agyness Deyn, a pregnant Abbey Clancy, Noemie Lenoir, Veruschka and Brook all took centre stage.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: There might have been childlike jokes and cartoonish graphics, but with ladies like Kelly B and 71-year-old Veruschka on the runway, Deacon make the point that these clothes designed for girls and women – and provided a forceful reminder that fashion should be about having fun.


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