Let’s play a word association game. Here are three words: Edwardian, Gothic, and grunge. Stumped on the connection? Giles Deacon has the answer. In his ready-to-war fall 2013 collection, Giles manages to somehow combine all three into a beautiful showing of flowy Edwardian gowns mixed with elements of the darker side of fashion.
Typically Giles Deacon, the leather cutouts and ethereal dresses were front and center, leaving no question to who designed the collection. Leather mixed with golden fabrics and billowing sleeves stole the show, as did Kristen McMenamy who opened and closed the show.
Topped with oversized, knitted beanies, golden, floral, and beige colors waltzed down the runway. Sharp tailoring was mirrored against loose fabrics to offer a myriad of shapes and sizes. Adding some glamor were the touches of feather and almost chain mail like fabrics. The bustiers and woven bodices hinted at an Edwardian sexiness, but the flowing gowns—a similar shape from last season—made sure it wasn’t too much.
Employing the beanies and gold details ensured that there was just enough trendiness in the collection, but the leather cutouts and gorgeous shapes of the line were solely Giles Deacon.