1989-1992 Central Saint Martins, London 1988 Harrogate College of Arts
Giles Deacon is a London based Fashion Designer, Creative Director and Illustrator. Upon graduating from Central St Martins School of Art he worked in Paris and Milan for the Gucci group amongst others. After launching his eponymous label in 2004, Giles went on to win “Best New Designer” at the British Fashion Awards before receiving “British Designer of the Year” two years later. Since 2016 the label has specialised in couture and continues to receive international acclaim and is included in important exhibitions and collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
As a prolific illustrator Giles has designed prints and artworks as well as outside commissions and has published work in Vogue, LOVE, Harpers Bazaar, The New York Times and Vanity Fair.
His dark, humorous and edgy style that imbues his collections and illustrations is apparent in Carus, his contribution for Cure3. The cube space has been utilised as a sort of ‘cabinet of curiosities’, something the artist has always been inspired by. Inside is a precious jet black crystal scorpion (a motif seen throughout his designs) sitting on a charred block of wood. The name Carus indicates that the piece is an ‘ode to’ someone dear: “I am thrilled to participate in the Cure3 Exhibition this year and have really enjoyed the process of making my cube. I mainly work with charities that have a personal resonance and due to the fact that I have 3 close friends with Parkinson’s, it gives this work added meaning.”