London Fashion Week designer Giles Deacon to join Debenhams with a 26 piece collection for Autumn Winter 15

LONDON, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — London Fashion Week designer, Giles Deacon, is set to join the ranks of designers at Debenhams with a 26 piece collection for Autumn Winter 15 under the brands’ /Edition range.

The collection, which is inspired by a 1960 and ‘70’s feel, comprises of elegant coats, embellished knits, feminine blouses and sophisticated evening dresses as well as tailored trousers.  Maintaining Giles’ playful design style and appetite for grand-scale glamour the range includes vibrant and quirky prints as well as floor length, figure flattering trapeze skirts.  A further 9 designs are to be added to the range in time for Christmas trading.

Launching in stores and online in September, with price points ranging from £45 -£180, the collection strikes a balance between luxury fabric and beautiful investment pieces, priced for the high street.

Debenhams Group Trading Director, Suzanne Harlow says, “We are delighted that Giles has come on board as a designer for the /Edition range at Debenhams.   Giles is the perfect candidate to join the /Edition concept which offers designs from cutting edge talent.  His collection complements our existing Designer ranges with an offering that is younger and features contemporary pieces with Giles’ characteristic design twist.”

Giles Deacon says, “The woman who wears my clothes has a playful style and loves to dress up.  She is fearless yet light hearted, and when she puts on a piece of clothing on I want her to feel amazing as well as make heads turn. I feel like we have made a collection that is true to my signature style and I am excited that we have been able to deliver a luxury look and feel at high street prices.”

Giles joins the fellow current Debenhams /Edition designers Preen, Todd Lynn and Abigail Ahern.  The /Edition range is a concept to introduce contemporary designers to the high street showcasing a collection for between one and four seasons.  Additional designers who have been part of the /Edition line up include Jonathan Saunders, Jonathan Kelsey and Roksanda Ilincic.

The range, which will go into five Debenhams flagship stores as well as online, is modelled by fashion ‘It’ Girl, Daisy Lowe for AW15. Signature pieces include the fit and flare coat at £150, the bow print maxi dress at £110, the horse print trapeze dress at £60 and the tux jacket and trouser at £99 and £50 respectively.

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Notes to Editors About Giles Deacon Giles Deacon is best known for his playful designs and has worked in fashion houses Bottega Veneta and Gucci. He launched his first collection for GILES in 2004 and was named Best New Designer at the British Fashion Awards the same year. In 2006 Giles was named British fashion Designer of the Year and has been credited with renewing interest in the London scene. His mainline range is worn by celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett and Ophelia Lovibond. About Debenhams Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of more than 240 stores across 27 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. In the UK, Debenhams has a top three market position in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in children’s-wear. It holds the number two market position in premium health and beauty. Debenhams has been investing in British design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Jenny Packham, Pearce Fionda, Stephen Jones, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

CONTACTS

For more information and high-res lifestyle and cut-out imagery please contact:

Debenhams Press Office
020 3549 6420 / press.office@debenhams.com

SOURCE: Debenhams Retail plc

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London Fashion Week designer Giles Deacon to join Debenhams with a 26 piece collection for Autumn Winter 15

London Fashion Week designer Giles Deacon to join Debenhams with a 26 piece collection for Autumn Winter 15

Debenhams signs Savannah Miller and Giles Deacon for the launch of two new womenswear collections for AW15

LONDON, 2015-8-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Debenhams plc, the leading international, multi-channel brand, has announced Savannah Miller and Giles Deacon as the latest names to join the ranks of their Designer offering with the launch of two new womenswear collections for AW15.

In line with its strategic priorities of investing in product and customer proposition, the appointment of the two designers re-affirms the retailer’s position as the destination for Designer collections at high street prices.    In the UK, Debenhams ranks among the top 5 for womenswear market share. The Designer portfolio contributes 17 per cent of total Group sales.

Group Trading Director, Suzanne Harlow says, “The appointment of Savannah and Giles is really exciting as a large proportion of our customers choose to shop with us because of our Designer offering.  Nine by Savannah Miller is a collection that is versatile and can be worn everyday in a cool and contemporary way.

“Adding Giles to our stable of designers reinforces Debenhams’ credentials of working with cutting edge design talent and offers our customer a vast amount of choice from classic through to modern styles.”

The campaign imagery for the new ranges features aspirational faces: supermodel Carmen Kass as muse for the Nine by Savannah Miller collection, while ‘It’ girl Daisy Lowe will be the face of the Giles Deacon 26 piece range.

Savannah says, “I am delighted to become a part of the Designers at Debenhams offering with the launch of my new collection, Nine.  The range is inspired by the eclectic and bohemian, chic way that cool girls dress and comprises of relaxed, casual separates.  Naturally there is a particular emphasis on amazing knitwear which can be teamed with perfect jeans to embellished sequin skirts.”

Giles joins the current /Edition designer edit for Debenhams and says, “The woman who wears my clothes has a playful style and loves to dress up.  She is fearless yet light hearted and when she puts on a piece of clothing I want her to feel amazing as well as make heads turn. I feel like we have made a collection that is true to my signature style, and I’m excited that we have been able to deliver a luxury look and feel at high street prices.”

Both ranges will be available in selected stores and online at the end of August. Nine by Savannah Miller will launch in 65 UK stores and Debenhams international stores in territories including the Middle East, Latvia, Turkey, Iceland, Russia, Cyprus and Denmark.  Giles for Edition will be available in five UK flagship stores as well as online.

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Notes to Editors

About Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller graduated with a first class honours degree from Central Saint Martins in 2004, specialising in knitwear.   Her design credentials include working with Alexander McQueen and Matthew Williamson, followed by six years as Co-Creative Director at Twenty8Twelve alongside her sister, Sienna Miller. She also designed her own line for Scandinavian fashion site, Nelly.com.

The Debenhams collection is named after Savannah’s lucky number.  It also relates to her daughter’s name, Lyra, a constellation that shines most brightly at 9pm.

About Giles Deacon
Giles Deacon is best known for his playful designs and has worked in fashion houses Bottega Veneta and Gucci. He launched his first collection for GILES in 2004 and was named Best New Designer at the British Fashion Awards the same year.  In 2006 Giles was named British fashion Designer of the Year and has been credited with renewing interest in the London scene.

His mainline range is worn by celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett and Ophelia Lovibond.

About Debenhams Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of more than 240 stores across 27 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. In the UK, Debenhams has a top five market position in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in children’s-wear. It holds the number two market position in premium health and beauty. Debenhams has been investing in British design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Jenny Packham, Pearce Fionda, Stephen Jones, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Jonathan Saunders, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

CONTACTS

For more information and high-res lifestyle and cut-out imagery please contact:

Debenhams Press Office
020 3549 6420 / press.office@debenhams.com

SOURCE: Debenhams Retail plc

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Debenhams signs Savannah Miller and Giles Deacon for the launch of two new womenswear collections for AW15

Debenhams signs Savannah Miller and Giles Deacon for the launch of two new womenswear collections for AW15

Giles Deacon Evoke Jewellery Collection Available At H.Samuel

H.Samuel has launched a brand new collection designed by award-winning British fashion designer Giles Deacon for the Evoke range of jewellery. This is his first ever high street jewellery collection and includes nine stunning pieces that are exclusive to H.Samuel. All of the fabulous rings, pendants and earrings in the Giles Deacon Evoke collection feature Swarovski crystals for an extra dash of glamour.

The exclusive selection includes stud earrings, pendants and bracelets with white and black crystal balls, a selection of stylish caged hearts, plus the safety pin design which includes a necklace and brooch. The collection is both fun and fashionable.

The inspiration behind the designer jewellery range encapsulates three different themes. Giles explained: “The first is based on the play of optical black and white – I love the graphic simplicity and strong impact. The second range is based on the solar planet system, small stellar constellations cluster in rings, necklaces and earrings. The third is motif based with skulls with heart-eyes, ring pulls, cherry skulls and safety pins giving an edgy, playful feel.”

He went on to say, “Jewellery is becoming so much more important in fashion… I think the woman who will wear the collection is fashion conscious with a sense of humour and loves to accessorise her outfits”.

Giles Deacon is one of the most successful and celebrated British fashion designers. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in London in the early 1990s, went on to design for Jean Charles De Castelbajac, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren amongst others and was named British Designer of the Year 2007. His celebrity clients have included Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss.

He summed up the attitude captured in his designs,”Hopefully, if you saw someone wearing one of our frocks you’d think she looks quite interesting to have a chat with and say hello to. They’re a bit ‘We’re on, we’re out, we mean business'”. The same applies to his jewellery.

About H.Samuel:
H.Samuel is the nation’s favourite High Street Jeweller with over 350 stores and a retail website at www.hsamuel.co.uk. Featuring a stunning range of jewellery, H.Samuel also features an incredible range of branded watches (including DKNY, Fossil and Police watches, along with collectibles and gifts for all occasions, offering something for every taste and style. H.Samuel is part of the Signet Group, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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