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VICTORIAN EDGE

London: Last season Giles Deacon’s girl straddled the line between 50s priss and 90s grunge goddess but for fall, the British Fashion Award-winning designer upped the edge quotient with a collection aimed at exploring the dichotomy between aggression and restraint. Like many designers this season, Giles toyed with calf-length skirts but more important were the floor sweeping gowns and skirts, rendered from psychedelic printed silks, sheer lace and luxurious brocades. Corset belts created a dramatic and alluring hourglass shape, while ultra-high necklines offered a modest contrast. Shaggy goat hair skirts and coats added a subtle touch of humor for which Giles has come to be known.

Color: Black / White / Teal / Champagne / Ivory / Marigold / Teal

Key Items: High-neck pencil dresses / Full skirted gowns / Structured suiting / Maxi and midi skirts / Goat fur trimmed coats / Woven button-ups

Materials: Metallic tweed / Brocade / Silk satin / Novelty lace / Goat fur / Cotton / Pony fur / Leather / Sheer silks

Print+ Pattern:  Arts and crafts inspired florals / Paul Delaroche’s Execution of Lady Jane Grey-inspired graphics / Laser-cut striping

Details + Trim: Eye and hook closures / Raw edge hemlines / Victorian ruffled collars / Black sequin beading / Accordion pleating / Fur trimming

Accessories + Footwear: Satin lace-up peep-toe booties / Wide corset belts / Satin hair bows

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