Artist/Curator/ Giles Deacon

London, United Kingdom

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Giles Deacon

Giles Deacon

FASHION DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR

introduction

“THE FIVE BEST PORTFOLIOS WILL COME AND WORK WITH ME IN MY STUDIO IN EAST LONDON AND WE WILL WORK ON AS MANY DIFFERENT, DIVERSE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON IN THE STUDIO AT THAT TIME.”

Leading fashion designer and twice ‘British Fashion Award’ winner, Giles Deacon regularly dresses celebrities including Kate Moss, Daisy Lowe and Angeline Jolie after cutting his cloth at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art, alongside the likes of Lee McQueen and Hussein Chalayan. Much of his success can be attributed to the relationships that he had formed in university, where he regularly staged parties with like-minded people, who have remained helpful to one another in their growing fame. Student raves with friends like Jeremy Deller have evolved into career defining collaborations, such as the pair’s 2012 London Olympics “Untitled” exhibition. In 2003 he launched his own collection “GILES” after designing for Bottega Veneta and Gucci , plus freelancing for labels Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. With help from stylist Katie Grand, his work was featured in American, British, Japanese, Italian and French Vogue as well as being bought by Harvey Nichols, Liberty and Selfridges. He continues to supply to Harvey Nichols, Avenue 32, Piaf and Je Ne Ses Quoi, to name a few. In 2007, Giles collaborated with New Look and has branched out into nail varnishes and a makeup collection for the high street brand.

What's Happening

Enterprise

03/01/2007 - Present

GOLD by Giles Deacon for New Look.

Role:

Fashion Designer

Giles Deacon began his collaboration with the high street chain New Look in March 2007. "I chose New Look as the high street store to work with, as we both have a sense of fun and believe in fashion for everyone." Over the years, Deacon has designed with New Look for over 10 seasons and has also launched a make-up collection with the high street brand. 

Enterprise - Fashion events

01/01/2011 - 01/01/2012

Shoelaborations

Role:

Shoe Designer for Nine West.

Worked with Nine West from 2012 - 2013 on a shoe range collection. 

Skill

Illustrator

awards_experience

Best British Designer

Where from:

Ella Style Awards

Named the Best British Designer at the Ella Style Awards in 2007. 

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British Fashion Designer of the Year

Where from:

British Fashion Awards

Giles Deacon won the British Fashion Designer of the Year at the 2006 British Fashion Awards. 

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Best New Designer

Where from:

British Fashion Awards

After launching his own collection GILES, Giles Deacon was awarded the Best New Designer at the 2004 British Fashion Awards.

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KeyFact

Born in Darlington county Durham.

KeyFact

Initially wanted to become a marine biologist.

KeyFact

Accepted into art school based on a portfolio consisting of drawings of mice.

Work Availability

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