Now It’s Official Official: Ungaro Hires Giles Deacon

This isn’t actually news — we and about a million other sites covered it extensively back in April — but Ungaro has finally confirmed that they’ve tapped designer Giles Deacon to be their new creative director.

For our full thoughts on Deacon’s role at Ungaro as well as the brand’s topsy-turvy history since Ungaro retired in 2004, you can read our earlier post on the topic — but in the meantime, here’s what Deacon had to say.

Deacon will be showing his first collection for the house at a presentation in Paris in October, and don’t expect any runway shows for at least two seasons. “I kind of want to get myself into the spirit of the house,” Deacon told WWD.

As for design, you can expect more of what Deacon is both good at and known for.

“I obviously don’t want to infringe upon my own line, but I like things that are very feminine, lots of color, great prints, great quality, some unusual cuts. All of those things that I like in the world of fashion design I’m going to bring to what I feel is appropriate for the Ungaro woman.”

And finally, for those wondering whether he’s up for the admittedly gargantuan task:

“Yes, I’m totally aware and respectful of the pressure but at the same time, I’ve run my own business for eight years and worked in lots of places. I think as soon as you start worrying and thinking about that too much, you’re not concentrating on doing good work, which is the most important thing.”

[via WWD.]

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