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The Giles Fall 2012 Collection Showcased Singed Gowns

By: Marica Zottino - Published: Feb 21, 2012 • References: nymag and style
Giles Deacon is renowned for his surprising, innovative and provoking creations, and he did not disappoint with the Giles Fall 2012 collection, showcasing seemingly singed dresses. A sort of enchanting, melancoholic ideal of beauty is seen in this collection, with highly feminine yet somehow austere (especially in details such as collars) dresses worn by fierce models.

The result is a subtle play between strength and delicacy, perfectly balanced and emphasized by unexpected elements such as big masks which turn models into some form of mythological, fairy creature. Burnt edges, holes and stains become patterns on texturized fabrics in cream and champagne tones. Ultimately, the Giles Fall 2012 collection is reminiscent of the villains and princesses from fictional fairy tale lands.