After graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins in 1992, Giles Deacon worked with Jean Charles De Castelbajac in Paris for 2 years. From 1998 until 2002 he designed at Bottega Veneta and the Gucci Group. Over the years Giles has collected numerous awards starting in 2004 British Fashion Awards “Best New Designer” This was followed by Giles winning the Elle ‘Best New Designer’ award in February 2005. In 2006 Giles won “British Designer of the Year” at the British Fashion Awards and in 2009 Giles won Fashion Designer of the year at the GQ Awards.
Aside from fashion design, Giles is an established illustrator. His work has appeared in Interview, The Face, Pop, I-D, Dutch and Arena Homme Plus, and has formed part of the print design within his ready-to-wear collections. Most recently Giles’ illustrative work was part of a group show at the roma roma roma gallery, organised by the Modern Institute and Gavin Brown Enterprise in New York.
He continues to have a strong following amongst celebrities and regularly dresses Thandie Newton, Kate Moss, Kristen Scott Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, Daisy Lowe, Daphne Guinness, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrowand Carey Mulligan.
There will be an exhibition of show stopping COLLABORATIVE pieces by GILES DEACON and STEPHEN JONES in the Drawing Room of the House. Stephen and Giles will also be doing a talk about collaboration and Giles will be holding a fashion illustration Master Class in the Art School.