48 posts tagged "Giles Deacon"
After 20 years on the French fast-fashion track—most recently as a buying and style director at Naf Naf—Eric Denèle decided he wanted to ratchet things up a notch. Inspiration struck at the cinema, or, more specifically, when he was watching the Cannes Film Festival on TV. “There were images of all these hotel suites set up with designer outfits, and actresses would just come in and try on pieces as if they were in their own private dressing room,” he recounted at yesterday’s opening night cocktail party. “I decided that I wanted to create something like that: un dressing, a pretty boutique that women could rely on for designers who are not yet well represented in Paris.” Denèle set up shop on the Left Bank, which is notable for its dearth of high-end multi-brand boutiques (conveniently, he is right up the street from Le Bon Marché). Now, at Suite 114, Denèle’s well-outfitted, oversize dressing room, Parisian fashionistas can get their shot of relative newcomers like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Phi, Giles Deacon, Brian Reyes, and Gareth Pugh, as well as an edited selection of accessories by Jean Grisoni and perfumes by Mona di Orio. In other words, a place to visit for your own red-carpet moment. Suite 114, 114 rue du Bac, Paris.
If you weren’t among the devoted who queued up for the polka-dot-heavy Comme des Garçons capsule collection for H&M, you can still get the look: A flurry of spots are headed to stores come spring (click for slideshow). “People are investing in key pieces now,” says Adam Lippes, who featured the print in his latest ADAM collection. “Polka dots are classic, but they’ve been given a fresh twist.” There were cheery retro circles of all sizes at Michael Kors, Marni’s Consuelo Castiglioni turned the pattern into lace skirts, and Giles Deacon offered smudged spots on shift dresses. It’s time to get happy, designers seem to be saying. We’re inclined to agree—here’s to optimism in ’09. Click here to get your dot on.
Fashion Week notes from the Style.com and men.style.com contributing editor. Look out for more animated opinions in the days ahead.