Thursday, 20 October 2011

Giles' Hosiery Hits for New Look

[Images via New Look's official Facebook page].
In between his own successful forays into the fashion world (as seen by my recent post on his Lady Jane Grey dress that's taken celebs by storm), Giles Deacon has been creating regular collections for New Look. Gold by Giles Deacon clothing has always been cutting edge, but now he's decided to take a tip from Henry Holland and move into tights as well. This first pair have got retro all over them, from the back seam detail (women in wartime used to draw a line with eyeliner to make it look like they could still afford hold-ups - that's how cool back seams are) to the glittery bows.

With a decidedly more 1980s feel, this elliptical-edged leopard print pair is pretty edgy. I'm not sure the plain upper section would do my thighs any favours, but I am a sucker for the old big cat pattern so I'm still leaning towards this design.

Tie me up, tie me down... this last pair has got the bandage-meets-bondage look wrapped up nicely. You may recall that Cheryl Cole wore similar tights about a year ago and suddenly the high street was awash with copycats. What's different about Giles' design is that the black bandage-style sections are more angular, ending in an almost pyramid type pattern at the ankles.

Knowing how well-loved the Gold by Giles range is, I'm sure these tights will bring his work to a whole new crop of New Look shoppers, and it's nice to see diffusion lines expanding during the recession; just because we're on a budget, doesn't mean we don't appreciate the work of British designers.

The tights will be available soon, in selected stores and online via:


  1. I have a thing for stockings like the ones from the first image, so so sexy.

  2. They're everywhere at the moment - it's great to see retro stockings making a comeback!

    Polly x


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