This is probably one of the most magical shows that London saw this year. Inspired by swans, the collection started off in a delicate and fragile manner, but then switched and developed a dark nocturnal twist.
From the first look on the runway, which was a white tuxedo with a feathered swan headdress, you could tell that this collection was definitely going to be a show that would be full of eloquent and beautiful designs. As the collection developed, the catwalk became a wash of gorgeous metallic colours from dresses to jackets; it simply was wonderful to watch. Giles then developed his simplistic metallic dresses by adding pieces of silver fringing, punctured peter-pan colours and what seemed to be crystal leg embellishment. The punctured dress motif then developed and Giles added dashes of deep scarlet in the form of trousers. We then see swan motif printing on t-shirts, dresses and waspies, and it was clear from this printing that Giles took notice of the film The Black Swan when designing this collection.
The show then switched and couture style dresses in an ivy colour scheme were presented. All these dresses were hauled in at the waist and had this stunning full skirt that accentuated the tiny frames of the models. It brought the innocence back to the collection. But with the innocence comes the shadowy, and the dark side of Giles crept back in with another swan-feathered headdress, this time in black. He then re-introduced the flashes of red that we saw before but this time he added it to see through dresses.
Overall this collection took you on deep contrasting journey of heaven and hell. So if you thought the Giles woman was all prim and proper, then look again she has a definite bad side to her.
Images taken from www.nowfashion.com