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.

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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

Jewellery & Earring Trends at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week has hardly had time to get out of it’s high heels and massage it’s sore feet yet already journalists are waxing lyrical about this season’s trends. Award winning clip on earring specialist jewellers, make-me-beautiful.co.uk, were at Somerset House to meet colleagues, be wowed by suppliers and to survey the latest trends. Make Me Beautiful founder, Misae Richwoods, outlined three key trends in accessories for S/S12:

1. Get Feminine – With Bora Aksu, Jena Theo and Emilia Wickstead exhibiting bare-breasted models on the first day’s catwalk’s alone, London Fashion Week S/S12 steps away from it’s recent flirtation with androgyny to re-declare a passionate love affair with the female form. Think elegant curves and shapes, daintily finishing often with a subversive or slightly sinister twist adding a bit of playful cheekiness.

2. Geometrics Make a Statement – Powerful Aztec shapes with angular cuts and asymmetrical finishes make the season’s statement wear as Holly Fulton, Jaeger London and Sass and Bide all bounced the house in bold numbers. Brilliant Swarovski crystals, oversized pearls and multi-textural bodywork provide perfect staging and emphasis with sharp colours and spiky shapes that flashback the 80s

3. Keep it Natural – With florals (Erdem, Christopher Kane and Ashish) and animal prints (House of Holland) making their way onto the catwalk a range of decorative reminiscence backs it up with Cabinet including antlers, Renaissance featuring deers, Mawi showing their Minnie Mawi collaboration with Disney Couture and Les Néréides showing a whole arc full of cute characters and cheerful flowers.

Fashion156 Magazine tweeted afterwards, “LFW is so strong this season. Reminds me of McQueen’s LFW era when you walked out of his shows feeling you could bounce over a skyscraper.” Make Me Beautiful announce they will feature a curated collection of some of the most desirable and wearable pieces from some of the brightest designers as they increase choice in their specialist clip on earring collection. Look out for new designer partnerships being announced from late Autumn or follow Minxy’s Jewellery on Facebook or Twitter.

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