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Giles x Matches

Now I wanna be your doll... Deacon's capsule collection for the London store is more than meets the Swarovski eye

Giles is always busy drawing – whether in sketchbooks or on iPads. The Londoner’s prints of Claridge’s tea time regulars and airport lounge lizards swathe shift dresses, shirts and trousers; iPad cases, notebooks, pencils, plates and totes in a capsule collection for Matches, launching today. But the looks aren't just human sized – they're miniature, worn by Deacon ragdolls with Swarovski eyes! Kind of an antithesis to the 80s cartoon Raggy Dolls, his toys baulk at the reject bin, handmade and as cosseted as any of his clients. As Giles explains...

“The dolls totally reflect the Giles aesthetic, they are full of character and quirks and look like good trouble! Ollustrations have become a signature of the label, and these ones in particular were drawn specially for the Matches project – so, yes they are different, but obviously drawn by me so have the ‘Giles’ hand. I find humour and playfulness are vital in life, not just in a wardrobe, and we have all seen what happens to those who believe the hype!”