An Interview With Giles Deacon

We were lucky enough to get chatting with one of our fabulous new designers at Debenhams, Giles Deacon, after recently launching his debut collection for EDITION.

His unique style combines chic tailoring and romantic statements prints – with a bohemian 70s touch. As well as asking him all about his new collection, we made sure we discussed the hot topic on everyone’s agenda – Christmas! Read below to find out who Giles would like to be dressing for the festive season, his style advice for party dressing and what’s on his Christmas wish list…

Giles Deacon

Giles Deacon at the launch of his new collection with Daisy Lowe, the face of the Giles/ EDITION. Daisy wears the Giles/EDITION Grey horse print pussy-bow blouse.

What are your tips on Christmas party dressing?

Great shoes is a good start, shoes that you can dance in. a handbag that you can put down and know where it is, with enough space for putting good things in. Definitely a statement dress like a little black dress or knock out print and to have a hell of a lot of fun – that’s my idea of a Christmas party.

Who would you love to dress for the Christmas party season?

I’d have to say Bella Hadid; she’s a really good and interesting girl. She was a model in my spring/summer 2016 collection show at London Fashion Week, but we have never dressed her for an event before. She’s sassy and she’d look good I think.

What are you doing for Christmas and how do you celebrate?

I might be going to Jamaica this Christmas but it’s not yet confirmed. It depends on year to year how I celebrate, I’ll sometimes go to friends or a hotel or sometimes cook at home. I try to do something different each time.

What’s your Christmas décor style?

As much as possible, I love to max it out with the Christmas decorations and lights – I love tinsel.

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?

I’d like the iPad Pro; I do a lot of drawing so that would be useful technology-wise. I’ve seen a very nice silk jacquard dressing gown I’d like and then finally just some nice wine and good company.

What will you be buying for your friends and family?

I always buy interesting books that are quite rare and difficult to buy that are specific to people’s interests; I try to do that every year. Nice chocolates are always a treat at Christmas, nice champagne truffles and nice socks. I like traditional Christmas gifts.

What new pieces have you added into your collection for Christmas?

We’ve got a glorious abstract floral print and a really good prom dress, they look really pretty. There’s also a belted coat which is perfect for winter.

If you love Bella Hadid’s supermodel style as much as Giles, make sure you read our post on how to Steal Her Style.

Shop all of Giles’ collection to achieve the perfect winter wardrobe here.


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