Giles Deacon leaves Emanuel Ungaro

16 September 2011

Giles takes his final curtain call at the French fashion house Emanuel Ungaro

The British designer, Giles Deacon, has left his job as creative director at Emanuel Ungaro, it was announced today, after two successful collections for the brand. Oh no! This has come as a bit of a shock, since the fashion world wholeheartedly approved of his collections for them. It had also been felt that his appointment there was a big step in the right direction after the fashion catastrophe that was Lindsay Lohan’s stint as ‘designer’ there, not to mention the parade of designers who’d come and gone in quick succession before her. It had been felt that at last the name Ungaro would be able to start competing with the other French fashion houses and that it was once again a worthwhile ticket on the Paris Fashion Week schedule.

Apparently, the decision between brand and designer was mutual, and took place a while back, according to WWD. Giles’s own name show will take place this Monday, 19th September,  at London fashion week, and it is thought that for S/S ’12 he has been concentrating his efforts on this label, while over in Paris the Ungaro design team have created the collection without him. As well as his own line, and the directorship of Ungaro in Paris, Giles has also been working on a few collaborations at the time, including a range of shoes with Nine West, and also his GOLD line with New Look, which now includes makeup!

Aww! We love Giles, but we think that if he’s left Ungaro, it means that there are big things on the horizon for his own line. His A/W ’11 line was hailed as the best collection of career so far, with its dark Victorian silhouettes, its kinky leather bindings, gothic goat fur coats and a seductive print, made from the Delaroche painting of The Execution of Lady Jane Grey. Bearing in mind our visit to his studio earlier this summer, we cannot wait to see what is in store for S/S ’12!

- Naomi Attwood


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