Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: For a designer who has indulged in many over-the-top theatrics, including models obscured by enormous swan headdresses, Giles’ S/S 13 presentation was relatively subdued. While the collection continued recent avian themes with feathered photo prints and wing appliqué, Giles also added horses into the mix, emblazoning a voluminous ballgown with a white stallion, a standout piece among this otherwise disappointingly unfocused season. Jumping from simple sateen t-shirt dresses and laser cut leather sheaths to ill-fitting suiting and frothy crystal encrusted cocktail dresses, the looks pinballed through one silhouette after another without ever establishing a consistent mood.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim & cropped / Asymmetric / Fit & flare / Boxy / Full
Color: Black / White / Nude / Navy / Ice blue / Copper
Key Items: Laser cut leather sheath dresses / Asymmetric gowns / Satin t-shirt dresses / Laser cut boxy t-shirts / Full skirted ballgowns / Matched sets
Materials: Laser cut leather / Sateen / Papery cotton / Wrinkled patent leather / Brocade / Frothy embroidered chiffon
Print + Pattern: Shattered glass prints / Wavy stripes / Feather photo prints / Horse photo prints / Scribbles
Details + Trim: Contrast sleeves / Folding and gathering / Cutouts / Asymmetry / Pleating / Crystal embellishments
Accessories + Footwear: Satin lace-up loafers / Oversized mirror bug-eye sunglasses / Fascinators
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