For the spring outing of Giles, designer Giles Deacon tapped into his animal instinct. Wildlife motifs—whether recurring cat talons, snakes wrapping around the body, eagles in flight, or a disjointed, geometric leopard print—appeared on oversized intarsia sweaters, full-skirted ball gowns, slim trousers, glittery shift dresses. Other looks included candy-colored striped suiting, rompers, and laser-cut leather frocks with 3-D floral embellishments. His final pieces incorporated a scaly print of snakes coiling in on each other that could have been borrowed from a herpetologist’s catalog, but instead appeared on a cape, lightweight coat, and a cut-out gown in a sober palette of slate gray, nude, and blue. The footwear-refined and clunky oxfords in pastels and metallic, were practical-minded and fit for Giles’ girls on the hunt. 

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