Giles goes back to his fashion roots!

24 February 2009

GILES AW09

As the lights went down to signal the start of the Giles A/W ‘09 show, two figures sprinted down the catwalk – it was rapper/wannabe designer Kanye West and his shorn- headed girlfriend, Amber Rose. Unfortunately, the FROW was already packed with the great and the good of the fashion world, plus a smattering of celebs: Roisin Murphy, David Walliams and his date Lauren Budd, Erin O'Connor and... er, Lorraine Kelly, so there was only one seat left. Kanye gallantly offered it up to Amber while a PR nipped backstage for another chair. Drama over, the show started. The zippered invitation was a clue as to what to expect from the collection. It referenced the incredibly sexy Louboutin zippered boots he showed with most of the looks. Zippers, fetish and punky details were a running theme mixed in with elegant 1940s silhouettes and amazing prints. Along with the usual 'supers', Giles kept it real with a smattering of tattooed models who had been recruited by stylist Fran Burns on a street casting. Why? Giles told us afterwards he'd gone back to what he originally loved about fashion. ‘I wanted to experiment and have fun.' Well, it worked. The show was a vintage Giles mix of the edgy, the witty and the jaw-droppingly gorgeous. We loved!

WHAT WE LOVED:

The rubber T-shirt and felt miniskirt encrusted with crystals worn by Jourdan Dunn.

GILES AW09

The AMAZING thigh-length boots that came in high-shine leather, colourful suede and metallic leather and had zips snaking all the way up them.

GILES AW09

The grey felt miniskirt suit trimmed with thousands of safety pins.

GILES AW09

The fine mohair T-shirts decorated with fabulous crystals.

GILES AW09

The gorgeous fishing flies print.

GILES AW09

The red carpet-worthy panelled smoke grey silk gown and fabulous Stephen Jones hat.

GILES AW09

Learn how to copy Giles's smudgy catwalk beauty look here!


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