Giles Spring Summer 2013: Greek Mythology

18 September 2012 by

Giles has always been a great storyteller with a vivid imagination and although this Spring collection didn't have the same distinct narrative thread as last season, it still had a strong yet subtle tale to tell.
 
Mythology has often been an inspirational springboard for Mr Deacon. This season was no exception with a scattering of gowns and glam party frocks adorned with Pegasus appliques, or fashioned out of brocades adorned with winged white horses.
 
But whilst the symbol of the Pegasus remained the central protagonist in the runway drama that unfolded , there was far more focus on the imaginary damage one of these flying beasts could potentially afflict. After the show, Giles talked about imagining Pegasi shooting lightning bolts through panes of glass.
 
This would explain the many permutations of shattered glass motifs throughout the collection. It was used on digital prints, as lasered leather cutouts, and also took the form of crystalline encrustations on a couple of standout minidresses that looked tempting on the eye but dangerous to the touch. Even some of the customary headdresses took the shape of fragments of glass swirling dangerously around the models faces.
 
by Andrew Holden


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