by Penny Martin .

Three times a lady

Tonight Giles finally presented a collection for the younger girl, or to be precise, the sexually confident young woman. Probably one just old enough to remember the s&m/punk references in the studded leather accessories and handcuff prints the first time, whilst still young enough to carry off the hemlines. A French buyer is railing that it was 'provincial couture' within my earshot as I text this, but it is highly likely that this strange mix of Bourgeois eveningwear with aggressive, street styling will widen Deacon's commercial appeal in the US and UK.

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