While most of the ladies opted for long gowns, Thandie Newton switched it up in a jewel-embellished minidress by Giles at the Golden Globes. To temper the semisheer and fitted silhouette, Thandie added a sweet touch via candy-pink ankle-strap sandals, pink lips, and a silver box clutch. Do you think she should have opted for a longer gown, or do you like her more daring look?Vote on all of our Golden Globe Awards polls here!
Giles Deacon played with an array of fabrics for Spring 2013: leather, silk, satin, and even denim. Laser-cut leather dresses were one of the standouts in the leather department, while denim suits and bustier-style dresses lent an air of casualness amid fancy fabrics. The color scheme was mainly black and white, with pops of tan and soft blue. All the models wore bright pink lipstick, giving each look a playful touch. Dresses ranged from ethereal and flowy to retro and flared, to all-out poufy. At the close of the collection, embellished maxi and mini gowns shined bright and stole the show, as did a few over-the-top hats that the late Isabella Blow would have no doubt gushed over.
>> The nine-piece capsule line of shoes, bags, and jewelry that Giles Deacon did for Nine West has just hit online and select Nine West stores. The collection — which runs $26 to $149 — has a couple of black leather-and-suede strappy shoes more in line with Deacon's fetishistic Fall 2011 collection, plus pieces featuring the bug-eyed creature Eek, which Deacon has placed sweaters and blouses in his previous collections.
London Fashion Week never disappoints when it comes to rich, energetic prints, and Fall 2011 was no exception. From tribal-infused separates at Sass & Bide and painterly pieces at Giles to graphic print knits at Matthew Williamson, designers across the pond made a statement with inspired patterns that we can't wait to get our hands on next Fall. Watch to see our full trend report from London Fashion Week!
London Fashion Week never disappoints when it comes to rich, energetic prints, and Fall 2011 was no exception! From tribal-infused separates at Sass & Bide and painterly pieces at Giles to graphic print knits at Matthew Williamson, designers across the pond made a statement with inspired patterns that we can't wait to get our hands on next Fall! Watch to see our full trend report from London Fashion Week!
Fur, both real and faux, returned for Fall, and one of the most interesting incarnations of the furry stuff was the debut of the gorilla arm. By that, we mean the seriously, thickly fur-covered sleeves of coats. Rag & Bone showed it in their futuristic Scottish ski bum, Giles did it under a black corset, and Peter Som took it to the trench. It's certainly a bold look, but one that could be hard to pull off. What do you think of this trend? Would you wear it?
While designers at New York Fashion Week continued with Fall’s minimalism trend for Spring, British designers went all out with embellishments, prints, and accessories! Burberry Prorsum showed edgy takes on the classic trench coat, neon clutches, and thick snakeskin belts. Christopher Kane filled his collection with bright ladylike separates, and perforated leather skirts while Giles played with polka dot prints!
After Veruschka at Giles, What Does Katie Grand Have in Store Casting-Wise at Louis Vuitton and Emanuel Ungaro?
>> Katie Grand is known for cultivating unique model casts — last season at Giles and Louis Vuitton, both of which she styles, there was a proliferation of Victoria's Secret models on the runway. And while she brought back some of those "curvier" girls for Giles again this season — Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana Beatriz Barros, Anne Vyalitsyna, Noemie Lenoir, plus Sports Illustrated models Jessica Hart, Abbey Clancy (who is pregnant), and Julie Ordon — also peppered in were Agyness Deyn, who shaved her hair into a mohawk for the show, Amber Le Bon, British model and TV presenter Kelly Brook, and 71-year-old Veruschka, who closed the show.
Grand is working with Giles Deacon on his debut collection for Emanuel Ungaro this season — so surely the cast will be special for that occasion — although the only hint that came is not model-related: Deacon is working with edgy London label Sibling on knits for the show. And as for Vuitton, all Grand would say was: “[Marc Jacobs] said, ‘I’ve got all these beautiful clothes for Vuitton — what on earth are we going to do with them?’”