The Eclectic Company – Giles Deacon, Julien Macdonald, Eley Kishimoto, Pringle, Preen, Boudicca, Jonathan Saunders, Miki Fukai and Emma Cook
As ever, London designers traveled their own paths this season…Giles Deacon was inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli…Julien Madonald seemed to be channeling Hubert de Givenchy...at Eley Kishimoto, the inspiration was the city’s hot Brixton...
As ever, London designers traveled their own paths this season…Giles Deacon was inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli…Julien Madonald seemed to be channeling Hubert de Givenchy…at Eley Kishimoto, the inspiration was the city’s hot Brixton neighborhood…and, at Pringle, twinsets are forever.
Giles Deacon: With a calendar full of been-there, seen-that designers, Giles Deacon has become the hot ticket in town. It was also the only show to feature real live supermodels, as in Linda Evangelista, Karolina Kurkova, Guinevere van Seenus and Karen Elson. Deacon, who sells at Liberty, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, said he was inspired by the recent Elsa Schiaparelli show in Paris. “I love those personal eccentricities, the part-jokey, part-serious way of dressing and the amazing crafts and techniques,” he said during a preview of the collection last week. “I also like clothes that are solid,” he added, pointing to the weighty silk and metallic jackets woven with giant zigzags, monkeys or marquetry designs; skirts covered in dyed blue pheasant feathers, and silk jacquard trousers woven with a bee-and-honeycomb motif. And while the collection offered plenty of tailored pieces, there were also some that were lighter and more fluid, including a tuxedo dressing-gown dress with slashed-open shoulders and flowing caftans printed with photo prints of meteors.
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018
Ganni turned over a new leaf for spring 2019, reports @fionawsma from Copenhagen Fashion Week. Instead of sending its signature floral-print dresses down the runway, the brand collaborated with 66 North, a technical outerwear brand, and produced a chic-yet-utilitarian offering that included a tie-dye vest and short set, and leopard-print pieces sprinkled among the khaki parkas and bucket hats. #wwdfashion #ganni #copenhagenfashionweek