Giles Deacon is mulling a return to the London catwalks in September.
The designer told WWD he’s in talks with the British Fashion Council and they’re working out the logistics of a possible London comeback. “It would seem a logical thing to present in London, as we have the Ungaro show on October 4 in Paris,” said the designer, who last month was named creative director of the French fashion house. “But no final decision about London has been made.”
Although Deacon declined to comment on the specifics, an industry source said that if he does return, he’ll do it with a bang – and at a major London venue.
Meanwhile, one of Deacon’s designs – a tutu – will be taking center stage later this summer at the English National Opera. Deacon is designing the costume for the Black Swan, a bodice made of black lace and a tutu covered in hand-cut organza leaves and tiny crystals.
“The tutu was an absolute nightmare – it’s hard to get the shape and weight right. It turns out that all tutus are made by a specialist in Devon – he ended up doing this one, too. Otherwise it was a fun job,” said Deacon.
“Swan Lake” will be performed by the Mikhailovsky Ballet at the English National Opera in Covent Garden from July 13-25.