With the sound of roaring tigers and chirping birds welcoming guests to the show, Giles Deacon took an adventurous trip into the rainforest for his summer collection. Wisely, he stayed away from a literal interpretation and elaborated the theme through his signature style, a combination of playful, cheerful elements with classic silhouettes in a palette of delicate pastels and graphic black and white.
He adorned several numbers, including oversize sweaters worn as minidresses and an array of fluid silk dresses, with decorations in the shape of sketched tiger paws. Digitally deconstructed images of tigers gave a fun twist to hyper-chic ballgowns, while a short cape and a girly, flared coat came in a snake-patterned dark jacquard, adding to the theatrical effect. Pretty metallic leather frocks were laser cut and the edges embellished with maxi flower appliqués. The result was not only fresh and charming, but also appealing to the market.