Swarovski has a long-standing relationship with Giles; the innovative designer has been a member of the Swarovski Collective for 21 seasons, using Swarovski crystals in his celebrity-packed London Fashion Week shows to spectacular effect; his iconic Spring/Summer 2012 collection featuring the Stephen Jones Swan Headpieces included over 700,000 Swarovski crystals. Giles branched out into jewelry design in 2008, when he collaborated with Atelier Swarovski to produce a playful collection using his Japanese inspired cartoon character ‘eek’. Giles teamed up with Atelier Swarovski again in 2009 to create two further collections of statement jewelry using unusual materials including felt and safety pins.
SS 2014 COLLECTION
Giles’ irreverent collection features candy pink lips borrowed from the artist Donald Robertson, whose iconic gap-toothed pout made its way down the catwalk in the form of prints, brocades and Swarovski crystal embroideries. Another striking recurring motif is swarming bats embroidered with Swarovski jet crystal.
SS 2013 COLLECTION
“I'm thrilled to be given the wonderful opportunity to work again with Swarovski Elements. For Spring/Summer 2013, I have developed abstract, organic and intricate embroidery formations, viewed from a pair of 1930's kaleidoscopic image manipulators. These kaleidoscopic embroideries are to be placed over prints and silk gazar ranging from evening wear through to daywear.” – Giles Deacon
AW 2013 COLLECTION
“Swarovski is a very forward-thinking company, pushing creative boundaries and craftsmanship within design, which makes it unique in the fashion world.” – Giles Deacon
SS 2012 COLLECTION
“As ever using Swarovski Elements enhance and increase the uniqueness of the collection this season as it is heavily hand embroidered, the Swarovski Elements lift the collection into a unique spectacular arena.” – Giles Deacon
AW 2012 COLLECTION
For Giles' latest collection, breathtaking volumes of burnt organza and oversized tapestry prints were augmented using hand-embroidered beads by Swarovski Elements, while sheer gowns were intricately sewn with crystals to mimic frozen ferns growing across the body.
SS 2011 COLLECTION
The Spring Summer 2011 Giles collection revealed the designer’s love for intense neon colours and intricate details with chandelier draped Swarovski pearls over sheath dresses. To contrast, trainers were adorned with fun crystal beaded textures.
AW 2011 COLLECTION
AW 2010 COLLECTION
“After the success of the SS09 Pacman dress I wanted to incorporate this visual into the AW10 collection. Using a gradient of tonal Swarovski hot fix to create a bold, abstract statement dress. With over 300 hours of work this dress consists of over a quarter of a million Swarovski hot fix crystals. In other statement pieces, angular crystals are used and combined with metallic hardware.” – Giles Deacon
SS 2008 COLLECTION
AW 2008 COLLECTION
Giles continued his starry trajectory with a collection close to couture, mixing street and a nod to disco seamlessly into a collection fit for the brightest and hippest of starlets.