Whilst the other half of our editorial team is out reporting at the Paris shows, I was over at the V&A tonight to watch Giles Deacon in conversation with journalist and regular SHOWstudio contributor Hywel Davies. This is arguably one of the busiest periods during the fashion calendar for anyone involved in the industry, not least a designer. Having recently unveiled his A/W collection during London Fashion Week 11 days ago, Giles was due to catch a Paris-bound Eurostar later tonight, where for the next week he will be holding showroom appointments for buyers and press. But the ever-obliging designer took time out of his busy schedule to speak to the packed-out lecture theatre, covering almost every aspect of his career and working practice. Revisiting his rural Lake District upbringing and an invaluable education at Central Saint Martins, Giles went on to shed light on early positions occupied at Jean Charles Castelbajac and Bottega Veneta, the augmentation of his own eponymous line, his working process and most interestingly, the importance of his surrounding 'team' including milliner Stephen Jones and close-friend Katie Grand.
Piqued your interest? Well, luckily we filmed the entire interview which will be launched in coming weeks, alongside an edited short incorporating highlights of Giles' previous catwalk shows.